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

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.

Register now

If you have any questions, please email us.

Black in Cancer Conference 2022

Date: 10 – 11 October 2022

Location: Central London venue to be confirmed

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!

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 available here.

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2022

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2022

Date: 18 - 20 October 2022

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Our 7th conference in partnership with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Canary Centre at Stanford which is jam-packed with the latest research in cancer early detection, 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 for early detection; Emerging technologies for early detection; How should we evaluate Multi Cancer Early Detection Tests? What can we learn from trials that return negative results on mortality benefit from early detection biomarkers/ tests?

Register here to hear more about the 2022 conference and when registration opens.

If you have any questions, please email us.

CRUK Lung Cancer Conference

The Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Conference 2022

Date: 15 – 17 November 2022

Location: The Edwardian Manchester, Manchester, UK

We are pleased to announce that Cancer Research UK will hold its 3rd international Lung Cancer Conference together with Caroline Dive University of Manchester at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, and CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence, and Charles Swanton at the Francis Crick Institute, University College London and CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence.

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

Register here to hear more about the 2022 conference and when registration opens.

If you have any questions please email us

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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