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A monthly seminar series is run alongside the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute External Seminar Series for the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at The University of Manchester. The series includes an outstanding range of invited speakers covering a wide field of research. The seminar series is important to encourage international collaborations and connects researchers with the wider scientific community providing opportunity for interaction for both the speaker and the Centre.

Manchester Breast Centre Seminar Series 2020, funded by Breast Cancer Now

  • Max Wicha (Michigan) – “Targeting breast cancer stem cells”, 9th June, 2020
  • Martin Yaffe (Toronto) – “Improving the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer through quantitative imaging”, 30th June, 2020
  • Geoff Lindeman (Melbourne) “Targeting pro-survival proteins to enhance tumour response in breast cancer”, 29th October, 2020
  • Jeff Rosen (Houston) - “Leveraging Preclinical Models of Breast Cancer”, 17th November, 2020

Manchester Breast Centre Seminar Series 2019, funded by Breast Cancer Now

  • Therese Sorlie (Oslo) – “Breast cancer progression in humans and mouse models”, 12th February, 2019
  • Cathrin Brisken (Lausanne) – “Hormones and breast cancer: how models matter’”, 12th March, 2019
  • Jeff Pollard (Edinburgh) – “Tumour-associated macrophages in breast cancer progression”, 2nd May, 2019
  • Zuzana Koledova (Brno) – “Fibroblast growth factors in regulation of breast development and cancer”, 4th June, 2019
  • Hasan Korkaya (Augusta University, USA) – “Immune regulation of breast cancer stem cell plasticity”, 11th June, 2019
  • Maria Vivanco (Bilbao) – “Endocrine resistance in breast cancer”, 2nd July, 2019
  • Carla van Gils (Utrecht) – “Imaging in breast cancer detection”, 10th September, 2019
  • Karin de Visser (NKI) – “Impact of the immune system on metastatic breast cancer and therapy response”, 31 October, 2019
  • Cristina Branco (Belfast) – “Endothelial-derived remodelling of pre-metastatic organs: role of HIF, hypoxia and metabolism”, 7th November, 2019
  • Charlotte Coles (Camb) – “Translational research in breast cancer radiotherapy”, 12th December, 2019

Breast Cancer Now-funded Manchester Breast Centre Seminar Series 2008-2020

108 Breast Cancer Now Seminars have taken place since the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit opened in October, 2008.  



Date:  23 February 202114:00
Speaker:  Dr Steffi Oesterreich and Dr Adrian Lee
From:  University of Pittsburgh
Title:  Understanding resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer
Host:  Sankari Nagarajan
Date:  30 March 202115:00
Speaker:  Jean Zhao
From:  Harvard Medical School
Title:  TBC
Host:  Ahmet Ucar