Clinical Oncology Research Day

CO research events are held annually in different centres of excellence to provide information on research and academic career opportunities and encourage participation in academic careers.    

This year’s event is on the 7 June 2022 and will be held at The Royal College of Radiologists.

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There are 5 funded places available for Core Medical Trainees and Foundation Year Trainees at this event.

All costs of attendance at the event including travel expenses for these places will be covered by the RCR.

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 April 2022

How to apply:

 Please email with the following: 

  1. Your CV
  2. A short statement on your interest in Clinical Oncology, developing an academic career and research experience to date.         

We will contact you with the decisions in early May.

Spaces will be made available to those who are not successful in securing the funded places in May depending on availability.

virtual Joint publishing workshop was held on 11 June 2021 

Speakers included: 

Prof Peter Hoskin and Prof Ananya Choudhury

Dr Duncan Gilbert (Sussex Cancer Centre) and Dr Agata Rembielak (The Christie)

How to come up with a “publishable” project idea: the do’s and don’ts? Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Essential methodology checklist for research projects  – Ms Jo Haviland (The Institute of Cancer Research)

Top tips for databases and describing and displaying data simple analyses - Dr Katie Spencer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Successfully dealing with reviewers’ comments - Dr Crispin Hiley, UCLH

How to make your work visible - the ups and downs of social media – Dr Matthew Katz (Lowell, USA)

Trainees who have published projects – Dr Owen Nicholas (Singleton hospital, Swansea)

Resources from previous events are available below:

2018 event held at The Christie, Manchester

'The National Radiotherapy Research Strategy' - Professor David Sebag-Montefiore, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and The University of Leeds

'Combining research with less than full time training' - Dr Angela Pathmanathan, The Institute of Cancer Research

'Defining a research programme in advanced radiotherapy' - Dr Ann Henry, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and The University of Leeds

'Research as part of a clinical career' - Dr Alison Tree, The Royal Marsden

2017 held at the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology

'My Career as a Clinician Scientist' - Professor Anne Kiltie, Professor of Experimental Clinical Oncology, CRUK Senior Clinical Group Leader, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute

'An Academic Career in Clinical Oncology: Actually going from bench to bedside… and back again.' - Professor Anthony Chalmers, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow

'Importance and Opportunity for Academic Training in Radiation Oncology' - Dr Ben O’Leary, Oncology Registrars’ Forum Representative, RCR

'Getting your Clinician Scientist Grant' - Dr Geoff Higgins, University of Oxford

'Non lab-based Academic Research' - Dr David Cutter, Oxford Cancer Centre

'Academic Clinician in NHS' - Charlotte Coles, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Please click to view videos of individual speakers

A report on the event is available