Public event: What does the future hold for gastrointestinal cancers?

Pioneering treatments in gastrointestinal cancers. Our evening of the latest clinical research innovations and what this means for cancer care and treatment took place in November 2018.

We were delighted to welcome 187 attendees to our inaugural public and patient engagement event for the gastrointestinal cancers research theme. Review the programme here, and the summary of event impact here. Our research into smarter, kinder treatments is applicable to patients not just at The Royal Marsden, but across the UK and rest of the world. To promote wider engagement, all presentations were recorded and are available below.


Welcome to our event: what does the future hold  for gastrointestinal cancers? 
Professor David Cunningham, Director of Clinical Research and Head of the GI/lymphoma unit


What are gastrointestinal cancers? 
Dr Naureen Starling, Consultant Medical Oncologist


Blockbuster drugs changing the face of medicine 
Dr Ian Chau, Consultant Medical Oncologist


What should I eat following treatment for colorectal cancer? 
Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietician


Pioneering robotic surgery with the Da Vinci robot 
Mr Asif Chaudry, Consultant Surgeon


Next generation nursing – contributing to research excellence 
Ms Tracy Coyne, Research Nurse


The ground-breaking MR Linac machine 
Dr Katharine Aitken, Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Growing mini tumours to predict drug response 
Dr Nicola Valeri, Clinician Scientist


New approaches in imaging 
Professor Gina Brown, Consultant Radiologist


Demystifying cancer –  Fighting your corner and maintaining hope 
Ms Deborah James, Patient at The Royal Marsden, Sun Columnist, and Presenter of Radio 5 Live Podcast - You, Me and The Big C