Launch of Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer at QMUL, and invite you to join our virtual launch event.

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Please join us for an afternoon of talks to celebrate the launch of the Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer. Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is a new centre of excellence dedicated to improving detection, treatment, and quality of life for patients with squamous cancer. The symposium will include an international keynote address from Professor Jennifer Grandis, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and a series of short talks showcasing squamous cancer research at QMUL and throughout the UK.

All registered attendees will receive a meeting link in the week prior to the meeting.

Programme overview:

28th April 2021, 13:00 - 16:00 BST

1:05pm – Professor Paul Coulthard, Dean for Dentistry, QMUL – welcome

Chair 1: Dr Adrian Biddle, QMUL

1:10pm – Dr Bartomeu Colom, Wellcome Sanger Institute - 'Clonal competition in the normal epithelium during early carcinogenesis'

1:30pm – Dr Ines Sequeira, Institute of Dentistry, QMUL - 'The role of the mutational landscape and the immune system in modulating oral cancer'

1:50pm - Q&A

2:00pm – Professor David Kelsell, Blizard Institute, QMUL - introduction to the centre

2:15pm - Keynote address – Professor Jennifer Grandis, UCSF - 'Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma precision medicine'

3:00pm - Q&A

Chair 2: Professor David Williams, QMUL

3:10pm – Dr Manu Mathur, University of Liverpool - 'Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Cancer: A Burgeoning Epidemic? The LMIC Perspective'

3:30pm – Dr Adrian Biddle, Blizard Institute, QMUL - 'Cancer stem cell metastatic potential in models of human oral cancer'

3:50pm - Q&A

4:00pm – Finish

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