BACR Events

Childhood Cancer 2019

Exploiting genomic medicine throughout the patient journey.

Newcastle, 9th & 10th September 2019


A medical and scientific educational update on how genomic medicine is being used to deliver new therapies, reduce toxicity, enable early diagnosis and progress efforts to prevent cancer in children, teenagers and young adults.

Chaired by Professor Steve Clifford of Newcastle University and Dr Nick Goulden on behalf of Children with Cancer UK, key areas to be discussed in the meeting


Clinical Delivery Intiatives

100k genome GECIPS SMPaeds & INSTINCT Phase I/II networks
Speakers: Professors Steve Clifford, Adrienne Flannagan, Anthony Moorman, Darren Hargrave & Dr Lynley Marshall

Solid Tumour Biology Update

Brain Tumours, Neuroblastoma, Lymphoma
Speakers: Professor Chris Jones, Professor Lou Chesler, Dr Simon Bomken

Immunotherapy and Tumour Microenvironment

CAR- T in Solid Tumours & Leukaemia, Senescence
Speakers: include Dr Karin Straathof and Dr Sara Ghorashian


QOL in Brain Tumours, Scope for prospective intervention
Speakers: include Dr Rod Skinner, Dr Sara Watts

Early Diagnosis and Screening

AML in Down syndrome , circulating DNA, NGS for detection of MRD
Speakers: include Dr John Moppett

Causation and Epidemiology

Update from Childhood Cancer 2018, Children with Cancer UK causation grant round
Speakers: Trustee Alasdair Philips, Professor Denis Henshaw

Genomic Medicine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Speakers: include Professor Simon Bailey, Dr Vikki Rand

Plenary lecture

Evolution of Cancer Genetics, Professor Christine Harrison Newcastle University


Call for abstracts

We invite the submission of abstracts of poster presentations on the conference theme namely
”Exploiting genomic medicine throughout the patient journey”.

All presentations must be relevant to paediatric and TYA oncology and malignant haematology.

IMPORTANT: Authors of submitted and accepted poster abstracts please note:

The submission deadline for abstracts is 17.00 on 22nd July 2019

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Tickets available: N/A

Start Date

10. 07. 2019

End Date

09. 09. 2019

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