- 7th April, 10am BST - Prof Ann Ager, Cardiff University: 'T cell homing in cancer immunotherapy: challenges and opportunities'
- 21st April, 10am BST - Dr Luke Tattersall, University of Sheffield: ‘Preclinical bone cancer research’
- 27th April, 4pm BST - Prof Chris Bakal, Institute of Cancer Research: ‘The shape of you: Using AI, bioengineering, and statistical cell biology to understand how changes in cell morphogenesis drive cancer’
- 29th April, 4pm BST- Prof Dean Fennell, University of Leicester: ‘Mesothelioma. The evolving treatment landscape and future directions’
After basic specialist training at UCL, Hammersmith, Brompton, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, Prof Dean Fennell obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, followed by a PhD in Oncology as a MRC Clinical research fellow in UCL. He completed training in Medical Oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then undertook back-to-back Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Clinician Scientist Fellowships based at the CRUK Centre in Belfast. He was elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2007. He also served two terms on the board of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), led a translational research laboratory and international clinical trials portfolio focused on translating novel precision medicine strategies from the lab to the clinic.
He is the current president of the International Mesothelioma interest group, co-chairing the global meeting in the UK in 2016. He was also a planning committee member of the 2016 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) world lung cancer conference. He has written more than 100 publications in journals including Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Nature Communications and Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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