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NCRI 2016

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference is the UK's largest meeting of cancer researchers and doctors. In 2016, the conference was held in Liverpool on 6–9 November and, as always, The Institute of Cancer Research, London attended. This page gathers together news, blog posts and videos from the event.

NCRI 2016 Cancer Conference sign

Blog: Collaboration and communication at the heart of future cancer research

The NCRI Cancer Conference is the UK's largest meeting of cancer researchers and doctors. The ICR was there and reported on major findings from the conference and cutting-edge science from ICR researchers.

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Blog: Five reasons why we must prioritise innovative drug discovery to tackle cancer’s challenges

ICR Chief Executive Professor Paul Workman took part in a debate on how to prioritise research spending — on creating new treatments or repurposing old ones. Here he outlines the arguments in favour of innovation.

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News: Dr Andrea Sottoriva wins Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize

Dr Andrea Sottoriva was awarded a Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize at this year’s NCRI Conference.

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Video: Professor Stan Kaye reacts to receiving his Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research award

Professor Stan Kaye of The ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust reacts to being awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize by Cancer Research UK.

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Blog: Why viruses could be the next big thing in cancer treatment

ICR Professors Alan Melcher and Kevin Harrington, along with other UK experts, presented their recent advances in using viruses to treat cancer.

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Blog: Could exciting new treatments to block cancer evolution halt drug resistance?

Cancer can evolve stubborn resistance to even our best therapies, threatening our ability to treat tumours effectively. But new research promises to solve this pressing problem and deliver better survival rates for patients.

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Blog: What we learned from the UK’s largest cancer conference

We consider what the NCRI conference tells us about the future of cancer treatment.

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