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NCRI 2017

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference is the UK's largest meeting of cancer researchers and doctors. In 2017, the conference was held in Liverpool from 5-8 November and, as always, the ICR attended. This #NCRI2017 page gathers together news, blog posts and videos from the event. NCRI 2018 will be held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland from 4-6 November.

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Blog: Take home messages from the conference

We consider what the 2017 NCRI conference tells us about the future of cancer treatment.

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Video: Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani on computational research, machine learning and big data in 2018

The ICR's Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani is at the NCRI 2017 conference. Bissan tells us what she is excited about in cancer research in 2018, around computational research, innovative machine learning and big data.

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Blog: Understanding cancer evolution

Dr Andrea Sottoriva explained what we know about cancer evolution, what we don't know, and what questions we should be asking. Our Science Information and Policy Officer Dr Sam Dick takes a closer look.

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Video: Dr Anguraj Sadanandam on colorectal cancer research in 2018

The ICR's Dr Anguraj Sadanandam is at the NCRI 2017 conference. Anguraj shares what he's excited about in cancer research in 2018, specifically about colorectal cancer research.

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Blog: How 3D tumour models grown from patients’ cell samples could improve drug discovery

ICR researchers presented new ways of studying tumour cells in the lab to more closely mimic features of cancer in patients. With these new models, they are working to improve drug discovery and help tackle drug resistance.

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Video: Dr Gunther Boysen on immunotherapy in 2018

The ICR's Dr Gunther Boysen is at the NCRI 2017 conference. Here he looks forward to exciting developments in immunotherapy trials.

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News: Big data analysis predicts risk of radiotherapy effects

Analysing big data to predict men’s risk of side effects could help personalise radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, according to new research presented at NCRI 2017.

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News: Dr Gerhardt Attard wins Cancer Research UK Future Leaders Prize

Dr Gert Attard has been awarded the Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize at this week’s National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference in Liverpool.

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Video: Dr Gerhardt Attard reflects on winning his Cancer Research UK Future Leaders Prize

Dr Gerhardt Attard was awarded a Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize at the 2017 NCRI Conference.

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Video: Professor Nazneen Rahman on genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer

Professor Nazneen Rahman looks forward to exciting cancer research in 2018, particularly around genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Video: Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani on the 'Real' big data session at NCRI 2017

The ICR's Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani, gives a sneak preview about the 'Real' big data session at the #NCRI2017 conference in Liverpool.

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News: More breast cancer patients should be offered BRCA gene testing

Many more people with breast cancer could get tested for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes under new criteria, a study suggests. Results were presented at the NCRI conference.

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Blog: World-class research on show in Liverpool

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool is the UK's largest meeting of cancer researchers and doctors. The ICR is there and we will be reporting on major findings from the conference and cutting-edge science.

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