1st School 2018

The first CanTest International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care was hailed a resounding success. Held from April 9-13th 2018 at Jesus College, Cambridge, the week-long event, led by CanTest Director Dr Fiona Walter, saw both seasoned academics and up-and-coming researchers from across the world unite for a week of shared learning and networking.

Supporting CanTest’s vision to increase capacity and sustainability within the field of cancer detection research, the School included a packed timetable of presentations, workshops and networking sessions, led by Professors Jon Emery (Melbourne, Australia), Hardeep Singh (Baylor School of Medicine, US), Matthew Thompson (Washington, Seattle, US) with Willie Hamilton (Exeter), Greg Rubin (Newcastle), Yoryos Lyratzopoulos (UCL) and Richard Neal (Leeds).

There were also invited external speakers including Cancer Research UK’s Sara Hiom and Fiona Reddington, Amsterdam Professor Patrick Bossuyt and The Naked Scientist Chris Smith.

“It was an absolutely brilliant week – informative and a great opportunity to network,” said one of the attendees’ asked to evaluate the School. “I had an absolute blast and have definitely come away with new contacts, project ideas and also a greater confidence in myself as a young researcher. This was an amazing opportunity.”

The photos on this page, by Jean-Luc Benazet, capture some of the flavour from the week.