3 PhD students to attend International School

PhD students Frances Martin, Emily Habgood and Sibel Saya, have been invited to attend the inaugural CanTest International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care in April.

The establishment of this International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care is to help build a community of clinicians and scientists from around the world that can deliver trailblazing progress in diagnostic research for primary care.  Emily Habgood said, “I’m extremely excited to be chosen to attend the CanTest residential week. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to network with other researchers and learn from internationally renowned invited speakers and the CanTest Senior Faculty.”

The CanTest Collaborative, funded by Cancer Research UK’s multi-million-dollar Catalyst Award, is an international group of primary care cancer researchers developing strategies that explore and accelerate improvements in cancer outcomes nationally and internationally. They are achieving this through triaging and testing approaches to support early detection of cancer in primary care.

MDHS was recently visited by Dr Fiona Walter, from Cambridge University, who works closely with Professor Jon Emery on the CanTest project. Dr Walter presented at Research Matters and the VCCC Monday Lunch Live session. The presentations were very well received and we look forward to Dr Walter and Professor Emery’s work on the CanTest Collaborative.

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