The Sydney Cancer Conference – September 9-10

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September 9-10, showcasing the latest in cancer research and patient-centred care.

The Sydney Cancer Conference (SCC2021) will be held on September 9-10, showcasing the latest in cancer research and patient-centred care. The scientific program will be held online and will include evening sessions focused on topics of particular relevance to clinicians and oncologists.

The conference will cover a breadth of cancer research, including Immunotherapy, novel drugs, biomarkers, cutting-edge imaging/radiology, psycho-oncology and patient experience. Plenary speakers include world-renowned oncologists Professor Ethan Basch of the University of North Carolina and Professor David Thomas of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. 

SCC2021 has been awarded “Consumers Included” status and consumer representatives are members of the organising committee; they have helped to bring an important consumer perspective to the conference. We anticipate that members of the many cancer consumer organisations will attend SCC2021 to hear the latest research developments in cancer research from the University of Sydney and other institutions.

Highlights of the program will be two expert panel discussions: first, Social Justice in Cancer Care, featuring perspectives from high-profile speakers from around Australia – Professor Fran Baum (Flinders University), Professor Alex Broom (the University of Sydney), A/Professor Kelvin Kong (University of Newcastle), Professor Karen Canfell (the Daffodil Centre) and A/Professor Lisa Whop (ANU).  

A second panel, Cancer Consumers in Research, will feature three high-profile researcher-cancer patient (consumers) pairs who have collaborated very productively, discussing ways consumers and researchers can work together for the best patient outcomes.

For the latest updates on the conference program and other details, please visit the SCC2021 website (

Registrations are open now, with an Early Bird rate before July 26 of $100 for the two-day conference. From July 27, standard registration is $150.

If you are craving in-person interactions and networking, a networking dinner is being planned for Friday 10 September with details to be announced in the coming month.

SCC2021 is hosted by the University of Sydney Cancer Research Network and associated CINSW Translational Research Centres (Sydney Catalyst, Sydney West, Sydney Vital and Kids Cancer Alliance).


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