The Tumour Microenvironment & Regulatory Cells – 17th April 2015


RVC tumour cells

17th April 2015

£75 Students or £120 Post-docs, Academics and Industry Participants          

Book by post or fax using our Registration Form       

All completed registration forms and abstracts should be sent to:Ms Sharan Kane (


CPD Hours: 8 hours   Delivery Mode :On site CPD

About this course

This exciting one-day symposium focuses on the tumour microenvironment. It will consider both the fundamental biology of the cellular interactions within the tumour microenvironment and their translational potential, drawing on the expertise of world-class speakers who are all actively engaged in research within this rapidly evolving area of tumour immunology.

This symposium will provide an ideal opportunity for networking, aiming to bring together both international authorities in tumour immunology and more junior members of the profession, who will be able to present their work in a friendly environment – either by oral or poster format.

This is an event not to be missed if you have an interest in tumour immunology!  

Refreshments and lunch will be provided in the setting of the widely acclaimed Camden Lightwell of the Royal Veterinary College, an academic institution with over 200 years of heritage in veterinary medicine and bioscience.  


08:30 – 09:10: Registration and refreshments
09:10 – 09:15: Introduction by Chair, Professor Oliver Garden
09:15 – 09:45: Indirect anti-cancer activities of PI 3-kinase inhibitors: exciting new therapeutic avenues
Professor Bart Vanhaesebroeck, University College London Cancer Institute
09:45 – 10:15: Promotion of tumour immunity via the reciprocal influences of blood vessels and immune cell activation: two’s company, three’s a crowd    
Professor Awen Gallimore, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University
10:15 – 10:45: The tumour microenvironment and cancer-induced bone disease: who does what
Dr Claire Edwards, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford
10:45 – 11:15: Mid-morning break and poster / exhibit viewing session
11:15 – 11:45: Immunotherapy of cancer: the final frontier
Dr Stephen Beers, Cancer Sciences Unit, University of Southampton
11:45 – 12:45: Three abstracts presented in oral form (20 minutes per abstract)
12:45 – 14:15: Lunch, networking and poster / exhibit viewing session
14:15 – 14:45: Hypoxia, DNA damage response and the cancer microenvironment: new angles on an old theme
Dr Ester Hammond, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
14:45 – 15:15: Leukaemic stem cell interactions with the microenvironment: friend or foe
Professor Dominique Bonnet, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute
15:15 – 15:45: Afternoon break and poster / exhibit viewing session
15:45 – 16:15: Wnt signalling in cancer and the tumour microenvironment: let’s rock!
Dr Aamir Ahmed, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London
16:15 – 16:45: Open panel discussion / ‘meet the speakers’
16:45 – 17:00: Presentation of awards to oral presenters
             17:00: Close of meeting



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