Radical approaches to cancer prevention

Join us on the 7-8 March 2019 for the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute International Symposium. Each year we welcome experts from across the world and, as in previous years, we expect the meeting to fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!


We’ll be covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Using new technology to reduce and prevent disease.
  • Training the immune system.
  • Preventing cancer through medical intervention.
  • Preventing cancer through lifestyle and policy.

See the scientific programme for the full list of speakers, include keynote talks from Nobel laureate Prof Harald zur Hausen, Prof Mette Kalager and Dr Christopher P Wild.


All delegates have the opportunity to showcase their work during the poster sessions. Posters can be portrait or landscape, maximum size A0. During registration, you’ll be asked if you intend to submit an abstract, however, this doesn’t guarantee your place. Submit your abstract by 1 February 2019 to secure your place.

Symposium Dinner

On the evening of Friday 8 March, we will be heading to Queens’ College for a networking dinner and drinks. Sign up now to join our speakers, researchers and scientists from across the UK and beyond for a three course meal at one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge.

Graduate Students

We wish to encourage all students to attend and network at our International Symposium. All members of the CRUK Cambridge Institute and the Cambridge Centre can receive a discounted rate to register for the Symposium. Students outside of the Institute and Centre can also receive a discounted rate by applying through the Standard Delegates registration form.

Scientific Committee

The programme for our 2019 International Symposium has been formulated by:

  • Tim Halim
  • Duncan Odom
  • Nitzan Rosenfeld
  • Doug Winton

We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work over the past months.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. A number of guest houses and hotels are available within easy reach of the Institute and the city centre. Please look at the Visit Cambridge website to find suitable places to stay.


The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, find out more about travel on our getting here page.

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