STFC Cancer Diagnosis Network+

Welcome to the STFC Cancer Diagnosis Network+

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Cancer Diagnosis Network+ (CDN) is a multidisciplinary community with academic, clinical and industry members aiming to collaboratively address clinical challenges in the diagnosis of cancer. The Network+ is built upon four themes:

  1. Early diagnosis

  2. Precision and quantitative imaging

  3. Multimodal techniques

  4. Data science techniques applied to imaging and bioinformatics

The CDN ultimately seeks to enable researchers with expertise and knowledge developed through the STFC core science programmes and at STFC national facilities and laboratories to address one of the most important societal and economic global challenges of this century. The CDN therefore hosts multidisciplinary challenge led workshops and provides funding for scoping studies, proof of concept projects and PhD studentships to translate STFC innovations into clinical impact. There are also opportunities for Early Career Researchers to apply for travel awards to attend conferences and events, placements and MSc level training in medical physics and bioinformatics.


'Early Diagnosis' - Virtual Workshop 2:

Tuesday 17th November 2020

A half day virtual session, that included high profile speakers, question and answers sessions, a facilitated breakout, an opportunity to engage with key industrial exhibitors and funding announcement.

The event is free, but requires registration in advance. Register here, deadline 6th Nov. Follow us on Twitter for updates.

Happy 1st Birthday to us!

This month at CDN+ we are celebrating our first birthday. What a successful year it has been. Click here to read all about some of our achievements to date. A big thank you to all our members and collaborators who have engaged and supported us over the last twelve months.

Proof of Concept -

Congratulations to Dr Dimitra Darambara, The Institute of Cancer Research, and Prof Bogdan Matuszewski, University of Central Lancashire, who have been awarded Proof of Concept funding. Read all about it here. Further calls to be announced next year.

Two PhD studentships now funded -

Exciting times as Dr Sarah Bugby, Loughborough University and Dr Silvia Pani, Surrey University, have both been awarded STFC CDN+ PhD Studentship funding. Read all about their innovative projects here.

Dr Silvia Pani is currently recruiting to her PhD studentship, closing date 17th May 2020. Click here to apply or for more information.

Scoping Study -

Congratulations to Prof Jeff Hartnell, Sussex University, who has been awarded our first Scoping Study fund. Read all about it here

Workshop Event - next event to be be announced soon!