Interviews

24 May 2018

Congratulations and welcome! Which aspects of your new role are you most excited about?

As part of my role I will lead on the creation of the Experimental Cancer (EC) Trial finder. This database will allow clinical staff to find the most relevant trial for their patients within the ECMC network, based on specific search criteria, including patient molecular profile.

23 May 2018

Can you tell us a little bit about your work, and why you got into clinical research?

My main driver for getting into clinical research was to serve patients. My current work is focused on the conduct of clinical trials pursuing proof of mechanism and proof of concept, as well as translational cancer research.

How did it feel to be awarded this prestigious honour?

04 Dec 2017
We caught up with the new Chief Clinician of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Professor Charlie Swanton about the future of clinical research and more. Amongst his many achievements, Professor Swanton has published over 120 papers, with first or senior author publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Cancer Discovery, Cancer Cell, Science and the Lancet Oncology. His work has led to insight into genomic diversity within cancers (intratumour heterogeneity) and molecular mechanisms driving cancer branched evolution.
 
18 Oct 2017

Congratulations and welcome! Which aspects of your new role are you most excited about?

15 Aug 2017

We caught up with the Programme Office’s newest recruits: Project Officer Eleanor Foot and Student Combinations Alliance Assistant Alex Briggs. 

1. Tell us a bit about yourself

16 Jun 2017

As we are now at the beginning of a new quinquennium, we sat down with Dr Aoife Regan, Head of ECMC Programme Office, to find out what’s in store for the next five years for the network.

What you are most excited about for the future?

In the Programme Office we are all really excited about taking on responsibility for the paediatric network. The possibility of facilitating better access to new therapies for children is quite a motivator.

11 Apr 2017

On 1 April 2017, Liverpool ECMC joined the Adult ECMC Network. We caught up with Professor Daniel Palmer, the Liverpool ECMC Lead, to hear why joining the Network is important for cancer patients in Liverpool, his love for Johnny Marr, and what inspired his career in oncology.

 

09 Feb 2017

Dr Harriet Walter of is the chair of the Junior Investigator Network Group (JING), a group that supports junior investigators across the country develop through their early careers. We caught up with Harriet at the JING residential, to chat about why she got involved with JING and how the group can support junior investigators at a crucial point in their careers.

21 Dec 2016

Hannah Brown, Project Officer in the ECMC Programme Office can now add a new title to her name: Cancer Research UK’s ‘Our Heroes’ 2016 Winner.  Her desk is still littered with congratulatory cards, bouquets, a golden crown, and photographs of her receiving her award from CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar - it is apparent that those around her are still celebrating.

27 Oct 2016

Professor Carlos Caldas from Cambridge ECMC has been awarded the Hamilton-Fairley Award.  The distinguished award was established in 1988, and is given to candidates who are internationally recognised for outstanding achievements in cancer research.

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