The first CanTest International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care was held earlier this month at Jesus College, Cambridge, with a focus on the challenges and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic testing in primary care. The week-long event, led by CanTest Director, Dr Fiona Walter, brought together international leaders in the primary care early detection field with up-and-coming researchers from across the world. CanTest and the School is funded by Cancer Research UK.
Supporting CanTest’s vision to increase capacity and sustainability within the field of cancer detection research, the School teaching programme was led by Professors Jon Emery (Melbourne, Australia), Hardeep Singh (Baylor School of Medicine, US), Matthew Thompson (Washington, Seattle, US) with Fiona Walter, Willie Hamilton (Exeter), Greg Rubin (Newcastle) Yoryos Lyratzopoulos (UCL) and Richard Neal (Leeds). The School also included Cancer Research UK‘s Sara Hiom and Fiona Reddington, Patrick Bossuyt, professor of clinical epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam, and Simon Cain of Westbourne Training and Consulting.
Planning is already underway for 2019’s CanTest School.