Workshop “Concepts in Translational Cancer Research”

We are delighted to announce the opening of registration for the first Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre Concepts in Translational Cancer Research Workshop on February 7th 2019.

The aim of the workshop is to support Oxford researchers meet the increasing expectations from research funders to be able to clearly and credibly articulate a projects relation to clinical need.

Professors Ian Mills, Francesca Buffa, and Deborah Goberdhan, and the Oncology Clinical Trials Office are running this event targeted at students, post-docs and junior PI’s interested in finding out how to apply their fundamental research to cancer.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about widely used tools and techniques in translational cancer research and take part in a breakout session where they will get the opportunity to discuss their project with a relevant expert.

If you have ever found yourself asking any of the below, please feel free complete the below application form and return to by December 21st 2018, to register.

  1. Are genes or pathways that form a focus of my research perturbed or mutated in particular cancers or subtypes of cancers?
  2. Can these genes or pathways stratify patient groups in a manner that predicts disease progression or treatment response?
  3. Can any of the biological processes that I am studying be affected by clinically approved drugs or drugs that are undergoing clinical trials?  If so, how might I access those drugs and use them in my model systems?
  4. If it is not easy to answer questions 1-3 then what are the datasets and who are the people that I need to interact with to address these questions?
  5. What models and tools should I use to study further study the role of my gene/pathway in cancer?


Please fill in the below application form and send it to us via

Application form for “Concepts in Translational Cancer Research”



Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Centre team if you have any questions or queries about the event (