NIHR Manchester BRC cancer PED poster recognised at national conference


MAHSC researchers achieved peer recognition for their approach to cancer prevention and early diagnosis (PED), one of the themes in the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR BRC), at a recent Cancer Research UK conference.

An abstract poster, submitted by the NIHR Manchester BRC cancer PED theme and programme leads, was selected as the runner up from over 100 conference posters.

The Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Conference, held in late February in central London, was an opportunity to share, learn, network and understand the latest developments in early diagnosis research. It focused on the following areas: investigating, innovating and implementing. The charity’s ambition is for 3 in 4 people to survive cancer by 2034.

The MAHSC poster outlined the aims, methodology and intended results of the NIHR Manchester BRC cancer PED theme.

‘The conference focus on early diagnosis aligns with where we are taking our research’ said Gareth Evans, Professor of Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology (UoM, CMFT and The Christie) and NIHR MBRC Cancer PED Theme Lead.

‘There is a wealth of evidence that several prevention and early detection strategies are effective but, at a population-level, these strategies have been under-realised.

‘As our cancer PED theme addresses these research gaps, we felt it was important to share and discuss our plans with like-minded scientists and clinicians. The poster acknowledgement feels like a timely peer endorsement for our thinking.’

The £28.5m NIHR funding for the seven Manchester BRC research themes begins in April.

Cited on the poster, along with Professor Evans, is the Deputy Cancer PED Theme Lead, Professor Andrew Renehan, Professor of Cancer Studies and Surgery (UoM and The Christie), and the programme co-leads:

  • Emma Woodward, NIHR Clinician Scientist (UoM)
  • Michelle Harvie, Research Dietician (UHSM)
  • Emma Crosbie, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, NIHR Clinician Scientist (UoM)
  • Sacha Howell, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology (The Christie, UoM, UHSM)

To see the NIHR Manchester BRC Cancer PED poster see below and to read more about MAHSC’s work on cancer PED click here.

The six other NIHR Manchester BRC themes are: Advanced Radiotherapy, Cancer Precision Medicine, Dermatology, Hearing Health, Musculoskeletal Disease and Respiratory Medicine.

Cancer Research UK 2017 Early Diagnosis Research Conference poster