Patient, carer, family and friends event: Pioneering treatment - what does the future hold for prostate cancer?

Event Date:
13 March 2019
17:00 to 20:15

An evening of the latest clinical research innovations and what this means for cancer care and treatment.

Did you know that The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in association with the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), is ranked in the top four centres for cancer research and treatment worldwide? 

This open evening is an opportunity for men with prostate cancer, prostate cancer survivors, and their carers, family and friends, in addition to interested members of the local community to learn how The Royal Marsden is leading the development of pioneering treatment for prostate cancer. Note that this event is not aimed towards staff or healthcare professionals.
Attend our open evening to:
• Meet our world-leading clinicians and researchers
• Learn about prostate cancer and your health and care
• Discover new treatments and technology being developed right now
• Ask your questions, share your thoughts, help to shape our future research

Event programme:

5.00 pm Registration 
5.25 pm Welcome:Prof David Dearnaley, Professor of Uro-Oncology
5.30 pm What is the challenge of prostate cancer? Professor Ros Eeles, Prostate Cancer Theme Lead & Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Oncogenetics
5.35 pm What’s new in screening and early diagnosis? Dr Holly Niraghallaigh, Clinical Research Fellow
5.45 pm The MR Linac - what is this pioneering new radiotherapy machine? Dr Angela Pathmanathan, Clinical Research Fellow
5.55 pm What are the latest medicines changing the face of treatment? Dr Alison Reid, Consultant Medical Oncologist
6.05 pm The da Vinci robot - how are robots assisting with surgery? Mr Pardeep Kumar , Consultant Urological Surgeon 
6.15 pm Comfort break
6.35 pm Survivorship - how to live with, through and beyond cancer? Ms Netty Kinsella, Uro-oncology Nurse Consultant
6.45 pm The importance of hope and choice - a patient perspective Mr Chris Cottrell, patient at The Royal Marsden Hospital
6.55 pm How can I get involved in shaping research? Ms Sarah Stapleton, Clinical Nursing Research Fellow
7.00 pm Panel Q&A session - ask the experts! All presenters will be joined on stage by our Q&A Chair, Dr Vincent Khoo, Consultant Clinical Oncologist
7.25 pm Closing speech Professor Ros Eeles
7.30 pm - 8.15 pm Buffet and drinks reception Come together and chat with other attendees and our researchers. We will have a variety of interesting poster presentations, and will be joined by a number of stands including the National Institute for Health Research, Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK


Free car parking will be available. Detailed directions will be provided once your place has been confirmed.
Buffet and drinks reception will also be available.


The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton 
Specifically: Lecture Theatre, The Institute of Cancer Research, Brookes Lawley Building (ICR BLB), 15 Cotswold Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5NG.

Further information:

If you would like any more information, please call Lisa on 020 3186 5408, or Suzan on 020 3186 5409, or email [email protected]


To attend, you must register and you will then receive confirmation. Places are limited so please register early. Once registered, you will be sent further details regarding car parking and directions to the venue.