On Cancer panel, 3 March, 1.30 to 3.30PM. With Ananya Choudhury, Donal Landers, Manoah Esipisu, Rob Bristow. Chair, Denis Campbell. Email policy@manchester.ac.uk to register.

On Cancer national launch

Join us to hear from a panel of experts about our new publication On Cancer, and the future of cancer care in the UK and worldwide.

1 in 2 people born in the UK since 1960 will have cancer in their lifetime, but thanks to advancements in cancer care and treatments, more people now survive their disease than die from it. Our new publication offers academic insight and policy recommendations on cancer's prevention, diagnosis, and treatment - including how we integrate new technologies and treatments in cancer care pathways, to improve outcomes and quality of life.

Join us on 3 March to hear from our expert panel on;

  • The role of AI and algorithms in improving diagnoses and outcomes for cancer patients, and the role of regulators and policymakers in setting clear standards around safety and transparency
  • How advanced radiotherapies could target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells untouched, and the need for the NHS, medicines regulators, and researchers to come together in a reciprocal dialogue on how best to implement these technologies
  • How Manchester is pioneering the 'hub-and-spoke' model of cancer care, to ensure the most disadvantaged are not left behind
  • International research collaborations, and the vast benefits they can bring in terms of trade, healthcare, skills training, and more - for both the UK, and our partners abroad



  • Professor Ananya ChoudhuryChair and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology
  • Dr Dónal LandersStrategic Director of the digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team
  • Professor Rob Bristow; Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre
  • His Excellency Mr Manoah Esipisu; Kenya High Commissioner to the UK
  • More speakers TBA


  • Denis Campbell; Health policy editor for the Guardian and the Observer


Venue: Church House, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AZ
Date: Thursday, 3 March

  • 1:30 to 2pm; registration and refreshments
  • 2 - 3pm; panel event and Q&A
  • 3 - 3:30pm; further discussion


Please email policy@manchester.ac.uk to register your interest, and let us know of any dietary or access requirements.