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NCRI newsletter issue 4 2018

CTRad: moving boldly into the next phase 2018-2021; 60 seconds with... Jessica Lee, our Strategy and Engagement Manager; Accelerating research in brain metastases through collaboration: a recent CSG workshop; Submit an Expression of Interest outlining how the NCRI can further the goals set out in its strategy; Update: NCRI and NIHR workshop on research in acute oncology and cancer of unknown primary - follow-up; Registration and abstract submission for NCRI 2018 now open!; Macmillan Cancer…

NCRI newsletter issue 3 2018

Collaboration is at the heart of the NCRI; Tell us the most important questions for research into living with and beyond cancer; Why our Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative is important; CM-Path survey examining barriers to collaboration in the field of pathology; Conference programme live!; Breast Cancer Now Catalyst Programme grants; Cancer Research UK call for early detection research ideas; Tenovus Cancer Care iGrant funding opportunity; Now published: reporting guidelines to maximise…

NCRI newsletter issue 2 2018

The impact of our work; Have your say on the future of research relevant to Living With and Beyond Cancer; Teenage and Young Adult cancer research priorities; Principles for collaboration - guidance produced by the NCRI Cancer CTU group; CM-Path: providing clinical trial training for pathologists, in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists; NCRI Director Karen Kennedy is leaving the organisation; Breast Cancer Now - apply for project, PhD and catalyst grants; Cancer Research UK are…

NCRI newsletter issue 1 2018

Winter meeting summary; NCRI Annual Report 2016-17; Our CM-Path initiative leading the way on digital pathology; Changes to the NCRI Team; Cancer Research UK toolkit - how can you involve patients in your research?; NIHR - gastrointestinal side effects in cancer immune checkpoint therapy - funding programme open for stage one applications; Tenovus Cancer Care KESS funding opportunity; NCRI CM-Path workshop – Clinical trial training for the petrified: training a new generation of clinical…

NCRI newsletter Issue 12 2017

Highlights from 2017 for NCRI; Welcome to our new CSG Chairs; NCRI Partner meeting in January; We’re recruiting a new Events Manager for our Conference team; Bloodwise – call for project applications; Apply for a project grant from Breast Cancer Now; Cancer Research UK - ‘Excellence in Cancer Research’ RCNi Nurse Award 2018 now open for entries; Bowel Cancer UK identify key bowel cancer research gaps and recommendations in new report ‘Finding the Key to the Cures’, and publish their…

NCRI newsletter Issue 11 2017

The 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference - the highlights; Welcoming a new Partner - Brain Tumour Research; Our CM-Path initiative highlights need for a training evolution in pathology; Living With and Beyond Cancer Priority Setting Partnership; Cancer Research UK - four early detection schemes now open for applications; MRC - The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UK PRP) call for Consortium & Network Awards is live; NIHR – strategic review of training; NIHR – launch of Pre-doctoral Clinical…

NCRI newsletter Issue 10 2017

The 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference - less than a week to go; Only two more weeks to have your say on research in Living With and Beyond Cancer; 60 seconds with Harriet Foden, CM-Path Programme Officer; NIHR/ECMC Open Expression of Interest Call – now accepting combination therapy proposals; Cancer Research UK - Interested in turning your novel research into therapeutic or diagnostic antibodies?; NIHR seeks views from charities on…

NCRI newsletter Issue 8 2017

Have your say on the future of research relevant to Living With and Beyond Cancer, Living With and Beyond Cancer - why are we running this initiative?, CM-Path and Health Education England provide training for a new generation of molecular pathologists, 60 seconds with... Lesley Stephens a Consumer volunteer, Join us on Facebook, The cancer research community under one roof, New exhibitors, Cancer Research UK: Call for applications in early detection research, Join Tenovus Cancer Care's…

NCRI newsletter issue 9 2017

Why our Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative matters - Ceinwen's story, Living With and Beyond Cancer - help us to share the survey, CTRad: progress to date and ambitions beyond 2018, Submit your proposal for the NCRI Consumer Forum's Dragon's Den event, Only three weeks left to register for the 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference!, Register now for the NCRI Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia CSG Annual Trials Meeting, UK Clinical Research Collaboration Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre:…

NCRI Newsletter Issue 7 2017

Cancer Research Database relaunched, NCRI Partners' Summer Meeting - summary, 60 seconds with Alice Davage and Alicia Nunez-Segovia, We're recruiting scientific members for a variety of our Clinical Studies Groups, Want to gain recognition from the cancer research community?, Programme focus - parallel sessions, Could you help us to develop an innovative and exciting programme for the next NCRI Cancer conference?, Tenovus Cancer Care seeks 'lost alumni', Cancer Research UK survey: Share your…

NCRI Newsletter Issue 6 2017

Blog post - YOU make the difference, 60 seconds with... Dr Clare Verrill, workstream lead in the CM-Path initiative, NCRI Consumers win Best Patient/Carer Poster at conference, Future of Surgery - Workshop 4 report, Don’t miss our NCRI Cancer Conference Early Bird Deadline - 30 June 2017, 2017 NCRI Conference Programme Preview - More info on sessions and speakers now available!, Prostate Cancer UK Research Innovation Awards, Cancer Research UK - Apply now to access the CRUK-MedImmune Alliance…

NCRI Newsletter Issue 5 2017

Opportunity for patients and others affected by cancer to join NCRI's Clinical Studies Groups; Blog post Why cancer research needs you; The CMPath Initiative holds successful Biomarker  development workshop; Help us to improve this newsletter; Submit your research now - abstract submission closes on 4 June 2017; NCRI Cancer Conference Ambassador Programme Get involved; Cancer Research UK launch Thank You cards “It felt good to receive the card and know you were appreciated”; Marie Curie…

60 seconds with Dr Jervoise Andreyev

Dr Jervoise Andreyev is a steering group member for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership within our Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative.           What are you most looking forward to in your new role as a Steering Group member for the Living With and Beyond Cancer James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership? There is an enormous unmet need for patients with physical consequences of cancer treatment (CoT) which has not been…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 4 2017

NCRI launches new five year strategy, New NCRI web pages, NCRI: Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative launch, 60 seconds with Vee Mapunde, Opportunity for patients and others affected by cancer to join NCRI's Clinical Studies Groups, Help us to improve this newsletter, 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference: Earlybird registration and abstract submission open on 3 April, Breast Cancer Now Apply for Project and PhD grants, Cancer Research UK Instant seedfunding for research into physical activity for…

60 seconds with Vee Mapunde

Vee Mapunde is Associate Consumer Lead at the NCRI. In our latest 60 second interview, Vee tells us about her role at the NCRI, and how consumer involvement adds value. What is your role at the NCRI? I am the Associate Consumer Lead and I work closely with Richard Stephens who is the current Consumer Lead for the NCRI. This is the first time that the NCRI has run the role this way, and the plan is that I become the Consumer Lead from April 2018 until March 2019. Tell us a little more…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 3 2017

New NCRI Strategy to be launched 25 April, 60 second interview - Dr Stuart Griffiths, Latest Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy initiative (CTRad) bulletin, Supporting development of radiotherapy research studies, 29 March - last day to register for the Current and Future Challenges for Innovative Biomarker Development Workshop taking place on 12 April, Help us to recruit people affected by cancer (Consumers) to our Clinical Studies Groups, 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference: Earlybird…

60 second interview with Stuart Griffiths

Dr Stuart Griffiths recently joined the NCRI as Head of Strategy & Initiatives. In our latest 60 second interview, Stuart tells us what he will be doing at the NCRI and a bit about his background. What were you doing before joining the NCRI? I am on secondment from Breast Cancer Now where I was working to create the new charity following the merger between Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Specifically I worked across the organisation and the Board of Trustees to…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 2 2017

Winter Partners’ Meeting Highlights, NCRI Consumer Forum and the LSHTM Cancer Survival Group’s Joint Spring Meeting, 60 Second Interview with Angharad Kerr, Call for Proposals in Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis (SPED), Future of Surgery Workshop - register now, First CM-Path / RCPath Workshop paves way for further developments, New Marie Curie Research Impact Report…

60 second interview with Angharad Kerr

This month we welcomed two new Partner representatives – Rob Buckle from MRC and Angharad Kerr at Health and Care Research Wales. We asked Angharad a few questions about what her roles entail and the importance of the NCRI in supporting collaborative working. What is your current position within Health and Care Research Wales? I am the Senior Policy Manager for Experimental Medicine. Please tell us a little more about your role and how it links with collaborative working in cancer…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 1 2017

NCRI Partners - accelerating cancer research through collaboration; 60 Second Interview with Dr Ian Lewis; Future of Surgery Workshop 5 - register now; NCRI welcomes new consumers to Clinical Studies Groups; Future of Surgery Workshop 3…

60 second interview with Dr Ian Lewis

Dr Ian Lewis has recently joined the NCRI as Head of Clinical Research Groups as a maternity cover. In our latest 60 second interview, Ian tells us about his background and what he has enjoyed working on so far at the NCRI. What were you doing before joining the NCRI? Before joining the NCRI I was the Director of Research and Policy for the charity Tenovus Cancer Care. My role there was incredibly broad with strategic responsibility for all research funding, the evaluation of their cancer…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 12 2016

Looking back and moving forward : The NCRI in 2016; Welcoming a new Partner - Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF); Accessing and analysing cancer data; Coordinating clinical studies and trials at a national level; Showcasing the best of cancer research; Engaging with patients and carers; Publishing a landmark consensus paper from the NCRI CT-Rad Working Group; Launching the Cellular and Molecular Pathology initiative (CM-Path); Identifying future research priorities in surgery research and…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 11 2016

2016 NCRI Cancer Conference: A Consumer's perspective; Illustrating the NCRI Strategy; Feedback on the Conference; Applications now open for membership of NCRI Clinical Studies Groups; 60 second interview with Lorna Fern; Future of Surgery September workshop report available; CM-Path Works with the Royal College of Pathologists to Host New Workshop Focussed on Clinical Trials; CTRad mentioned in Clinical Oncology journal; Future of Surgery Workshop 4; NCRI Strategy consultation is now closed;…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 10 2016

The 2016 NCRI Cancer Conference is nearly here and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Liverpool; Your chance to comment on the NCRI's draft partnership strategy; NCRI Clinical Studies Group (CSG) Consumer recruitment now open; Future of Surgery Workshop 4; Current early diagnosis research conference call for abstracts; CREST Award to be announced at NCRI Conference; Childhood cancer research - an analysis from the International Cancer Research Partnership; Infographic demonstrates…

60 second interview with Dr Lorna Fern

Dr Lorna Fern Research and Development Co-ordinator at NCRI recently reached a milestone -  she has worked for NCRI for 10 years! In our latest 60 second interview, we asked her how she became interested in science and what she enjoys about her role here at NCRI. When did you first become interested in science? I have always been geeky, my dad is an engineer and my mum is nosey, so it was inevitable that I would want to find out how things worked and make new discoveries! I got my first…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 9 2016

Join us at the 2016 NCRI Cancer Conference, Liverpool, 6-9 November 2016; NCRI welcomes a new intern to the team; 'A Pathologist's Guide to Research and Clinical trials' 9 December 2016; Future of workshop series; The Francis Crick Institute Welcomes its first researchers; Role and priorities of UK Research and Innovation interim chair inquiry launched; CRUK Precision Medicine communications group; CRUK Research Strategy Review Workshop; Call for proposals - accelerating precision medicine…

60 second interview with NCRI’s new intern

Basma Elbakary joined NCRI as an intern in September and will be working for three months with Carolyn Chan on a radiotherapy capability mapping project in the CTRad initiative. We asked Basma a few questions about her background and interests. Why did pursue a career in science? My family first sparked my interest in science - my father is an orthopaedic surgeon and my mother is a dermatologist. Whenever they would talk about their jobs, I would just think to myself ‘WOW that’s cool, I…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 8 2016

Register today to attend the UK's largest Cancer Conference; Late breaking abstract submission now closed; NCRI welcomes new Research Analyst Sam Gibbons; Clinical Trials trainee scheme a huge success; CM-Path invites industry to collaborate;  Call for proposals in Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis; "Selecting Patients for Surgery" workshop; Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape; ICBP call for applications: International health systems and cancer patient pathway researchers;…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 7 2016

Showcase your research: late breaking abstract submission opens 1 August; Highlights from the 2016 NCRI Summer Meeting; Our 2015/16 Annual Review is out now; Welcome to NCRI's new Cancer Liaison Manager; NCRI Future of Surgery workshop report now available; Register for the NCRI Upper GI CSG trials meeting; NIHR CREST Award 2016 now open for nominations; CRUK appoints new chief scientist; RCLF supports commission of study on the state of lung cancer research; Project grant applications in…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 6 2016

NCRI Cancer Conference: earlybird registration closes 30 June; Latest analysis of NCRI's Cancer Research Database now available; Now published: NCRI CTRad review of molecular radiotherapy research in the UK; Landmark paper published by NCRI CTRad Working Group; NCRI's CM-Path initiative successfully launched; ECMC Collaboration Agreement to help streamline UK cancer clinical trials; Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: academic fellowship and ASCO 2016 update; New HRA and INVOLVE guidance on…

60 second interview with NCRI’s new Cancer Liaison Manager

Rupesh Robinson-Vyas recently joined NCRI as our new Public Health England (PHE)/NCRI Cancer Liaison Manager. Working between teams at the National Cancer Registration and Analytics Service (NCRAS) and the cancer research community, he’s hoping to encourage greater access to routinely collected NHS data. Here, he tells us a little bit more about what his new role involves, what he’s looking forward to and how you could help. What will you be doing as PHE/NCRI Cancer Liaison Manager? NCRAS…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 5 2016

Showcase your research at the 2016 NCRI Cancer Conference; Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day; Future of Surgery workshop series; Consumer member recruitment to the CSGs; Scientific member recruitment to the CSGs; CM-Path workstream appointments and launch date; CTRad leadership update; NIHR celebrates ten years of impact; CRUK's update from the 2016 AACR Conference; Call for abstracts - Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Conference; The MRC Cancer Unit introduces its newest group…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 4 2016

Showcase your research at the 2016 NCRI Cancer Conference; Welcome to our new Trustees; NCRI is now a supporter of AMRC; Appointment of the NCRI Consumer Lead and Associate Consumer Lead; NCRI CM-Path Workstream Lead appointments and launch date; New Chair and Co-chair for NCRI's CTRad initiative; Breast Cancer Now launch new funding initiative; CRUK's new clinical research funding scheme now open; The CREST Award announces call for 2016 nominations; CRUK's upcoming twitter chat on patient…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 3 2016

Submit your research to the largest cancer research meeting in the UK; NCRI Clinical Studies Group Trainee Scheme: 2016 application round opens 24 March (Autumn 2016 start); NCRI's CM-Path initiative: now recruiting a consumer member; Scottish government launch new cancer strategy; Prostate cancer UK launch new ten year research strategy; Prostate Cancer UK announce their new Chief Executive; New research strategy for Northern Ireland; Largest ever Welsh health research project launched; Marie…

A triumph for collaboration in radiotherapy research: landmark paper published by NCRI CTRad Working Group

An NCRI CTRad Working Group has published a landmark paper in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology setting out consensus recommendations to increase the number of novel drugs being successfully used in combination with radiotherapy to improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer. Radiotherapy is one of the most potent and cost effective treatments for cancer and technical advances over the past decade have heralded improvements in tumour control and toxicity. Using traditional chemotherapy…

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day is held on 20 May each year to commemorate the day that James Lind, the famous 18th century Scottish physician, began his trials into the causes of scurvy. To mark the occasion we spoke with Dr Alex Freeman and Dr Meriel Jenney about our work in supporting clinical research in our latest 60 second interviews. » Interview with Dr Alex Freeman, lead of the Clinical Trials workstream for NCRI’s Cellular Molecular Pathology (CM-Path) initiative »…

60 second interview with Dr Meriel Jenney

To mark International Clinical Trials Day this year we speak to Dr Meriel Jenney, Chair of the NCRI Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia (CCL) Clinical Studies Group (CSG), and ask her about the importance of clinical research for childhood cancers and how partnership working and collaborations (both across the UK and internationally) are vital to ensure high-quality research. How did you get in to clinical cancer research? As a paediatric oncologist, clinical cancer research has always been…

60 second interview with Dr Alex Freeman

To mark International Clinical Trials Day this year we speak to Dr Alex Freeman, Consultant Histopathologist at University College London and lead of the Clinical Trials workstream for NCRI's Cellular Molecular Pathology (CM-Path) initiative, to ask him about the importance of pathology in clinical trials. As a pathologist, how did you become interested in being involved in clinical trials? As a trainee I attended a pathology meeting at which one of the speakers talked about his…

Appointment of the NCRI Consumer Lead and Associate Consumer Lead

We’re pleased to announce that Richard Stephens and Vee Mapunde have been appointed as NCRI Consumer Lead and Associate Consumer Lead, respectively. They took up their roles on 1 April and will work in partnership to lead the Consumer Forum. Richard brings with him a wealth of experience in galvanising patient involvement in research – he has been interim NCRI Consumer Lead for the past year, and has been involved in cancer research since the very early days of NCRI. He is a survivor of…

60-second interview with Professor Anthony Chalmers, Chair of NCRI CTRad

Professor Anthony Chalmers is Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Glasgow, honorary consultant at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and has recently become Chair of the NCRI Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad), taking-up the reins from Professor Neil Burnett whose term as Chair has come to an end. Here, he tells us about his current research, what he considers are the most exciting developments in radiotherapy research at the moment,…

60-second interview with Dr Jenny Seligmann, trainee member of the NCRI Colorectal Clinical Studies Group

Dr Jenny Seligmann is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Clinical Trials Fellow and medical oncology specialist trainee based at the Leeds Clinical Trials research unit and St. James’s Institute of Oncology, Leeds. She participated in the NCRI Clinical Studies Group (CSG) Trainee Scheme last year, as a member of the Colorectal CSG. Here she talks to us about her experience of the scheme and the opportunities it has opened up. How did you get in to clinical research? Throughout medical…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 2 2016

Highlights from our 2016 Winter Meeting; Dr Karin Oien appointed Chair of NCRI's new initiative in Cellular Molecular Pathology; Need advice on your trial proposal? NCRI's Advisory Groups can help; New members appointed to the NCRI Clinical Studies Groups; The NCRI Consumer Forum: recruitment update; Launch of the UKCRC Tissue Directory; Recently launched: The Breast Cancer Now Catalyst Programme; New Chief Executive for the ABPI; Cancer Research UK appoints new Trustee; Work of ECMCs…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 1 2016

What to look out for from NCRI in 2016; NCRI trustee opportunities: join us in enabling faster progress against cancer; Applications for members of the NCRI Clinical Studies Groups now open; Welcome to NCRI's new Head of Strategic Planning and Initiatives; Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, knighted for services to cancer research; Helen Rippon appointed Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research; Bloodwise introduce their new Research Director; Children with Cancer UK…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 8 2015

NCRI Future of Surgery workshop series: registration now open for the first workshop; Congratulations to the NCRI Cancer Conference Team; New clips on NCRI's YouTube; UK Breast Cancer Research Symposium 22nd - 23rd July 2016: register for early bird tickets; Launch of ECMC Quinquennial Review; Appointment of Chief Scientific Adviser with the Research and Development Portfolio for the Department of Health; Competition to host Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programmes - now open; Northern Ireland…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 7 2015

Take a look back at the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; NCRI's CM-Path initiative: now recruiting; Biobanking: registration now open for NCRI CCB's winter meeting; Latest news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; NCRI Future of Surgery workshop series: workshop leads announced; NCRI's Clinical Research Director appointed as the NIHR Clinical Research Network's lead for cancer; Launch of the Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure collaboration; Marie Curie announces its largest call for research;…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 6 2015

The NCRI Cancer Conference, 1-4 November, Liverpool; Now live: NCRI interactive portfolio maps; Imaging: report on the work of the NCRI PET Core Lab; Biobanking: registration now open for NCRI CCB's winter meeting; Cancer Research UK's £20m Grand Challenge funding call is now open; The International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership - seeking expert opinion; Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health seeks successor; Report on the National Prevention Research Initiative; Research…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 5 2015

Raising awareness around the importance of collaboration in cancer research; One day left to register for the NCRI Cancer Conference; Congratulations to the NCRI Conference Team; NCRI CSG Annual Reports 2014-15 - now available online; The NCRI Cancer Research Database data collection is now underway; Proton Beam Therapy: NCRI Consumer Forum members get the lowdown; The International Cancer Research Partnership launches a new version of the cancer funding classification system; Bloodwise launch…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 4 2015

One day left to submit your late-breaking abstracts!; Cancer taskforce report - England's new cancer strategy; Meet the NCRI Executive's senior management team; NCRI Clinical Studies Groups: latest Chair rotations; Calling for radiotherapy study proposal ideas; Opportunities to lead an NCRI Future of Surgery Research Workshop; Latest news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; New website for the International Cancer Research Partnership; Bloodwise: the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research;…

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2015

Welcome to NCRI's new Chair and Trustees; Highlights from our 2015 Summer Meeting; Hitting the ground running - news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; Latest analysis of NCRI's Cancer Research Database now available; Advances in Surgical Oncology session at our Conference; CTRad: developing the latest radiotherapy trials; Supporting a healthy future for scientific research under the Data Protection Regulation; The EORTC Collaboration Pathway has now been launched; Breast Cancer Now, the UK's…

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 2 2015

One day left to submit your abstracts for the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; Working in partnership with patients - NCRI as a unique example to follow; Latest Chair rotations and opportunities within the CSGs; Latest Chair rotations and opportunities within the CSGs; Radiotherapy: update from CTRad; Biobanking: update from the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre; Early diagnosis: the 2015 NAEDI conference; Patient and carer bursaries for the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; Research at…