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.    

RCR CO Academic Committee and Clinical Oncology journal - virtual Joint publishing workshop

Friday 11 June 2021 (1pm - 5.20pm) 

13:00 – 13:05 - Welcome and introduction by Prof Peter Hoskin and Prof Ananya Choudhury

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

13:05 – 13:25 - 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

13:25 – 13:45 - Essential methodology checklist for research projects  – Ms Jo Haviland (The Institute of Cancer Research)

13:45 – 14:05 - Top tips for databases and describing and displaying data simple analyses - Dr Katie Spencer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

14:05 – 14:25 - How to write a good abstract

14:35 – 14:50 - publishing metrics 

14:50 – 15:10 - What not to write: Publishing and plagiarism 

15:10 – 15:30 - Successfully dealing with reviewers’ comments - Dr Crispin Hiley, UCLH

15:30 – 15:50 - How to make your work visible - the ups and downs of social media – Dr Matthew Katz (Lowell, USA)

16:00 – 16:45 - 45 minute workshops led by the below – bring a 250 word abstract

  1. Professor Peter Hoskin, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  2. Professor Charlotte Coles, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  3. Dr Anthony Zietman, Massachusetts general Hospital, USA
  4. Dr Navita Somaiah, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  5. Dr Duncan Gilbert (Sussex Cancer Centre) and Dr Agata Rembielak (The Christie)

  6. Prof Suneil Jain, Queen's University Belfast
  7. Dr Sarah Gwynne, South West Wales Cancer Centre Network
  8. Professor Ananya Choudhury, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust

16:45 – 17:15 - Trainees who have published projects – one audit and one novel research: Dr Owen Nicholas (Singleton hospital, Swansea)

17:15 – 17:20 Thank you and close

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