Research events and conferences

As well as hosting our own events and conferences, our research funding, strategy and partnerships teams attend and exhibit at a range of conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.

We find this invaluable in meeting researchers and potential partner organisations to discuss opportunities to work with us. If you have any feedback about the events or information you’d like to see here in the future, or would like to arrange a meeting with our staff at these events, please do get in touch.

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Brain Tumour Conference 2022

The Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference 2022


Date and Time: 5 – 7 September 2022

Location: Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge, UK

We are delighted to be welcoming you back to London for three days of stimulating sessions designed to spark new opportunities for collaborative research.

You will hear from a stellar line-up of international experts from brain tumour research and allied disciplines to provide attendees with the tools and techniques to apply to their own research.

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If you have any questions, pleaseemail us.

Innovation Summit 2022

Innovation Summit 200 X 100

Date:26 May 2022


Our third Innovation Summit will showcase the motives for, and benefits of, translating your research through entrepreneurial commercialisation and the infrastructure available to support you. The programme will include topics covering the incentives for engaging in entrepreneurship and how to overcome the challenges that an entrepreneur may face.

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If you have any questions, pleaseemail us.

Black in Cancer Conference 2022

Promotional graphic for the Black in Cancer Conference, 10-11 October, London. Pictures of Sigourney Bell and Henry Henderson working in a lab.

Date:10 – 11 October 2022

Location:Illuminate at the Science Museum

A collaboration between Cancer Research UK and Black in Cancer, this inaugural event will bring together scientists from across the globe to celebrate, collaborate and showcase Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.

More details coming soon!

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MAP - Molecular Analysis for Precision Oncology Congress 2022

MAP conference

Date:14 – 16 October 2022

Location:Amsterdam, NL

The leading global meeting dedicated to precision oncology.

Topics include: using genomic data for treating cancer patients; future challenges in precision oncology.

In partnership with: European Society for Medical Oncology and Unicancer

More information availablehere.

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2022

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2022

Date:1820 October 2022

Location: Portland,Oregon, USA

Our 7thconference in partnership with The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University and the Canary Center at Stanford. The agenda is jam-packed with the latest themes in early detection research, engaging discussions, lightning talks from submitted abstracts and opportunities to network with experts from across the globe.

Themes include: mechanistically-informed early detection; microbiological risk factors; emerging technologies; multi-cancer early detection tests;the future of cancer screening trials.

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If you have any questions, pleaseemail us.

Lung Cancer Conference 2022

The Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Conference 2022

Date:15 – 17 November 2022

Location:The Edwardian Manchester, Manchester, UK

We're pleased to hold our 3rd international Lung Cancer Conference with the leads of our Lung Cancer Centres of Excellence, Professor Caroline Dive (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute) and Professor Charles Swanton (Francis Crick Institute).

Themes include: screening, early detection and minimal residual disease; lung cancer in never smokers; metabolism and immunology in small cell lung cancer; imaging and radiotherapy; informatics and technology approaches to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment; immunology and therapeutic opportunities.

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Inclusive research and innovation events

We've prioritised embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all our research activities to help foster environments that support innovation and creativity. Our research events are designed to showcase cutting-edge science, bring together an international scientific community and facilitate collaborations.

We want to provide welcoming and inclusive research events where we inspire, inform and engage a range of researchers and promote a positive research culture for everyone. To support this, we've developed a code of conduct to set out our expectations for everyone involved in our research events.

Contact our events team

If you are organising an event of interest to our cancer research community, or you would like to invite CRUK staff to attend or speak at an event, please get in touch.

We also have a number of resources that can help CRUK Centres, Institutes and investigators with the organisation, marketing and delivery of meetings and conferences. Talk to our Events team to find out more about what we can do for you.

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