AGENDA

Wednesday 20 September 2017
08.00 – 09.00 Registration (tea and coffee)
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome from Richard Gilbertson
09.30 – 12.30 INNOVATIVE IMAGING

Open discussion on the role of imaging in early detection, including how to distinguish the ‘tigers’ from the ‘pussycats’

 

(Session will have a short break between 10.40 – 11.10)

 

Chairs:

·         Kevin Brindle, CRUK Cambridge Institute

·         Charles Springer, Oregon Health and Sciences University

·         Sarah Bohndiek, CRUK Cambridge Institute

Speakers:

·         John Kurhanewicz, UCSF

·         Robert Gillies, Moffit Cancer Centre

·         Sarah Bohndiek, CRUK Cambridge Institute

·         Jeffrey Bamber, ICR

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break – Networking
14.00 – 17.00 TUMOUR ENVIRONMENT (EXTRINSIC & INTRINSIC)

 

(Session will have a short break between 15.10 – 15.40)

 

Chairs:

·         Rebecca Fitzgerald, Medical Research Council Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge

·         Lisa Coussens, OHSU

Speakers:

·         Lisa Coussens, OHSU

·         Phil Jones, MRC Cancer Unit & Sanger

·         Matthew Spitzer, UCSF

·         Jennifer Ting, UNC

17.00 – 19.00 Drinks Reception at Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Thursday 21 September 2017
08.30 – 09.00 Tea and coffee
09.20 – 09.30 Welcome – Sara Courtneidge
09.30 – 12.30 LIQUID BIOPSIES AND CTDNA

Understanding how age related somatic mutations may impact on ctDNA detection strategies for early cancers, what we can learn from assaying clonal populations in immune cells and how other epigenetic DNA modifications may be early disease biomarkers.

 

(Session will have a short break between 10.40 – 11.10)

 

Chairs:

·         James Brenton, CRUK Cambridge Institute

·         Paul Spellman, OHSU

 Speakers:

·         Harlan Robins, Fred Hutch University of Washington

·         Jeffrey Pollard, University of Edinburgh

·         Inigo Martincorena, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

·         Chris Abbosh, UCL

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 17.00 ·         Speed networking

·         Punting with Granta Moorings

14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX

18.30 – 19.30 Pre-dinner drinks in Bodley’s Garden, Kings College
19.30 – 23.00 Gala Dinner, The Hall, Kings College, Cambridge
Friday 22 September 2017
08.30 – 09.20 Tea and coffee
09.20 – 09.30 Welcome – Richard Gilbertson
09.30 – 12.30 TECHNOLOGY

Interactive panel discussion with representatives from academics, biopsy and sequencing technology companies, presenting scientific results and sharing challenges

 

(Session will have a short break between 10.40 – 11.10)

 

Chairs:

•         Sadik Esener, OHSU

•         Billy Boyle, Owlstone Medical

Speakers:

•         Jonas Korlach, Pacific Biosciences

•         Utkan Demirci, Canary Centre

•         Raj Krishnan, Biological Dynamics

•         Barry Berger, Exact Sciences

•         Billy Boyle, Owlstone Medical

•          Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 17.00 FINAL DISCUSSION: DEFINING MAJOR CHALLENGES IN EARLY DETECTION RESEARCH AND FUNDING TUMOUR ENVIRONMENT (EXTRINSIC & INTRINSIC)

 

(Session will have a short break between 15.10 – 15.40)

 

Chairs: Richard Gilbertson & Sara Courtneidge

The purpose of the session is to:

•         explore the challenges and barriers to progress which have emerged over the course of the conference

•         identify where gaps exist in our knowledge and expertise

•         define these roadblocks as tractable challenges and as calls-to-action for the whole cancer research community

•         explore how these challenges might be addressed through collaboration and integration of ideas from multiple disciplines, research areas and sectors

•         consider the above with a mind-set of achieving meaningful progress towards impact on health

•         provide input which will influence funders’ thinking around how they should develop and implement funding strategy in this field

17.00 Meeting close- Sara Courtneidge

*Individuals to arrange own travel