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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 2021, funded by Breast Cancer Now

  • Roger Gomis (Barcelona) – “Mechanisms of breast cancer tissue-specific and time-dependent metastasis”, 19th January, 2021
  • Steffi Osterreich & Adrian Lee (Pittsburgh) – “Understanding resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer”, 23rd February, 2021
  • Jean Zhao (Harvard) “Integrating immunotherapy and targeted therapy in cancer treatment: Mechanistic insights and clinical implications”, 30th March, 2021
  • Shelley Potter (Bristol) - "Generating evidence to improve the outcomes of oncoplastic and reconstruction breast surgery - one step at a time", 11th May, 2021
  • Kara Britt (Melbourne) - "Understanding breast cancer risk to find new ways to deliver breast cancer prevention", 15th June, 2021
  • Bruce Mann & Belinda Parker (Melbourne) - "Toward precision therapy in DCIS", 20th July 2021
  • Sharon Nofech-Mozes (Toronto) - "Individual Risk Assesssment for patients with DCIS, lessons learned from the Ontario DCIS Cohort", 28th September, 2021
  • Joseph Jerry (Massachusetts) - “Genetic modifiers determining susceptibility to mammary tumors in p53 deficient mice and pathogenic actions of estrogen exposure”, 2nd November, 2021

  • Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff (San Francisco) - “Of Mice and Women:  New insights for the origin of tumor immune microenvironment of breast cancer”, 16th November, 2021

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 2008 and 2020.  



Date:  08 February 202212:30
Speaker:  Thomas Hughes
From:  University of Leeds
Title:  Molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance in breast cancer
Host:  Rob Clarke
Date:  01 March 20220:00
Speaker:  Toral Guthani
From:  Oxford
Title:  TBC
Host:  Cliona Kirwan
Date:  22 March 20220:00
Speaker:  Andrew Holding & Katherine Bridge
From:  University of York
Title:  TBC
Host:  Rob Clarke