By Ffion Edwards, Research Assistant, Wales Cancer Biobank


On 4th March, I attended the Wales Cancer Research Centre conference at the National Museum, Cardiff. Throughout the day, there were a number of interesting talks by guest speakers working in the field of cancer research.

I attended a ‘Cancer clinical trials’ talk, covering various ongoing studies that are being carried out with the aim of developing novel diagnostic tests or treatments for patients with cancer. One of which included the QuicDNA study, which is focused on the use of circulating tumour DNA testing within the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer. Other talks I attended included ‘Precision and mechanistic oncology’ and ‘Population health-based cancer prevention and early diagnosis’.

As well as the talks, there were several posters on display showcasing different areas of expertise among cancer researchers in Wales. There were also several exhibitor stands, run by partners of the Wales Cancer Research Centre and by conference sponsors. Some of these included the Wales Cancer Biobank, Health and Care Research Wales and The Centre for Trials Research.

Attending this conference was a great way to meet cancer researchers and to gain valuable insights into recent advances in cancer research in Wales.


Click here to read WCRC’s full write up on the conference