NCRI Cancer Conference in United Kingdom

NCRI Cancer Conference will be held on 6 to 9 November 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The NCRI Cancer Conference is the major forum in the UK for showcasing the best British and international cancer research. The 2011 Conference will take place at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool, UK.

The conference brings together the leading experts across all disciplines with a compelling mix of high-quality plenary speakers, symposia, parallel sessions, focussed satellite meetings and workshops.

Conference themes
1. Diagnosis and therapy


  • Screening technologies and diagnostic markers.
  • Estimation of prognosis and identification of individuals at increased risk of cancer.
  • Factors associated with stage of diagnosis and clinical outcome.
  • All types of therapy and all phases of development and testing.

2. Epidemiology and prevention

  • Population-based research aimed at understanding causation, incidence, trends, and risk (such as environmental and genetic risk).
  • Research on prevention (for example, lifestyle and nutritional factors), including individual and community interventions.

3. Information, patients and the public

  • Public policy issues, ethics and confidentiality.
  • Education and communication about cancer.
  • Involvement of patients and public in deciding research priorities.
  • Patient-led research.

Survivorship and end of life care

Living with and beyond cancer: physical, psychological and social impacts and their management.
Research into care at the end of life.
Health services and policy research.

The cancer cell and model systems

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of oncogenesis and tumour suppression.
The tumour microenvironment.
Cell biology relevant to cancer.

Tumour specific research

Tumour specific research, including basic, translational, and clinical approaches.
Research applied to specific patient groups, such as paediatric patients, and older people with co-morbidities.

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