2nd SRUK/CERU Cancer Research Networking Day

Lunes 18/Sep/2023 . C. de Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3, 28029 Madrid, Spain

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Únete a nosotros el Lunes 18/09/2023 a las 09:30, para el evento 2nd SRUK/CERU Cancer Research Networking Day

The 2nd SRUK/CERU Cancer Research Networking Day will take place on September 18th, 2023, in Madrid at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), a leading research institution focused on advancing the understanding of cancer biology and developing innovative cancer therapies. The networking day will provide an opportunity to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and foster new collaborations in the areas of liquid biopsy, immunotherapy and cancer stem cells.

Registration for this event is free but mandatory, with limited availability. Book your ticket using SRUK/CERU EventBrite. Everyone is welcome! Deadline 13th September or until all the spaces are taken. So we recommend registering sooner rather than later!

Free event and meal included!

In order to facilitate the attendance of SRUK/CERU members residing in the UK, we are offering microgrants partly supporting travel expenses. Members can apply for a microgrant until the 13th September via the SRUK/CERU Member Zone. If you wish to become a member, you can sig up here as well.

The call for abstracts for short talks is now open for postdocs and predocs until 13th September. Membership is not mandatory.


Please be aware that the session themes and programme are both subject to change as detailed planning continues.

9:45Institutional Welcome

Dr María A. Blasco. Director of Spanish National Cancer Research Centre
Dr Eva Ortega Paíno. Secretary General of RAICEX
Ms Irene Echeverria Altuna. President of SRUK/CERU
10:30Keynote. Towards a personalised prevention of pancreatic cancer.
Dr Nuria Malats, CNIO (Madrid, Spain).
11:00Session I – Liquid Biopsy

Clinical practice implementation of liquid biopsy in lung cancer.
Dr Elosia Jantus, Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain)

Clinical utility of liquid biopsy for Lung Cancer management. 
Dr Atocha Romero, Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda University Hospital (Madrid, Spain)

Early detection of pancreatic cancer
Prof Stephen Pereira, University College London (London, UK)
12:00Networking coffee
12:40Session II – Cancer Stem Cells

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer: From bench to “almost» bedside.
Dr Bruno Sainz, Conexión Cáncer, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas «Alberto Sols» (UAM-CSIC) (Madrid, Spain)

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell models for the study of pediatric leukemia.
Dr Verónica Ramos Mejia, Pfizer – Universidad de Granada – Junta de Andalucía Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO) (Granada, Spain)
13:20Funding, Grants & Awards

Estela Cepeda Cores, Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC)

Jesús Sánchez, CRIS contra el cáncer

SRUK/CERU: our Grants and Awards
15:00Short Talks
15:40Session III – Immunotherapy

Non-viral engineering of therapeutic cells for cancer immunotherapy
Dr Diana Campillo Davó, CEBE, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Novel CAR T Cells Targeting Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Dr Andoni Garitano, CERFA, University Hospital Würzburg (Germany)
16:20Networking coffee
16:50Session III – Immunotherapy

Targeting CD40 on Myeloid Cells to Reverse the Suppressive Tumor Microenvironment & Enhance T Cell Priming
Dr Yago Pico de Coaña, ACES (Sweden)

Building a CAR-T cell therapy program for pediatric malignancies in a public hospital in Spain
Dr Antonio Pérez Martínez, La Paz University Hospital (Madrid, Spain)
17:30Closing ceremony and awards

For those of you who have been granted a microgrant*, SRUK/CERU will be determined based on the following percentages**:

*Limited number of microgrants up to £150.

**If the cost of your return ticket is £40, SRUK/CERU will pay 60% of the price and reimburse you £24. It is highly recommended that you book your train tickets in advance and avoid first-class tickets if you intend to claim a microgrant. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Cancer Committee at [email protected].

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Únete a nosotros el Lunes 18/09/2023 a las 09:30, para el evento 2nd SRUK/CERU Cancer Research Networking Day