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Detecting and Treating Colorectal Cancer

A lunchtime seminar organised by the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre during which two leading experts will discuss their research into detecting and treating colorectal cancer.

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019 12:00 (1 hour)
  • Event
  • For Health Research

Event details

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the UK. Patient outcomes are significantly improved if the cancer is detected early and the development of new treatment strategies are offering promise for patients with more advanced disease.

In this seminar, two leading experts will discuss their research into new approaches to detect and treat Colorectal Cancer.

Professor Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross is a Professor in Cancer Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at Imperial. She is also the Head of the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial. Professor Cross’ research is focussed on lifestyle factors and gastrointestinal cancer risk. She also leads a significant research programme on bowel cancer screening and early detection.

Dr Naureen Starling

Naureen Starling is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Division of Clinical Studies at the Institute of Cancer Research. Her research interests in GI cancers are focussed on earlier phase clinical trials, novel therapeutics and the delivery of individualised medicine to patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Her talk will focus on related and applied work on the ground in the breakthroughs in the field of colorectal cancer.

Volunteer Criteria

All are welcome to attend.

Will I get anything for taking part?

A free lunch will be served following the seminar.

When and where?

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre,
Education and Conference Centre,
Stewart's Grove,
The Royal Marsden,


  • Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre
  • Stewart's Grove
  • London
  • SW3 6JJ

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