UCL Cancer Institute


UCL UCLH Public Open Day 2016

11 March 2016

PET MRI imaging demonstrations…

On Saturday 23rd April UCL and UCLH opened their doors to members of the public to give them a chance to see and hear about all the latest cutting edge cancer research taking place. The event provided a rare opportunity for visitors to interact with researchers and clinicians who are all working on the frontline of cancer research and treatment.

Lead image: Research nurse and PhD student, Rob Shortman, discusses PRT / MRI imaging

Over 100 people attended to listen to talks from the Centres’ leading cancer experts in the morning. In the afternoon participants toured venues including the Macmillan Cancer Centre, the UCL Cancer Institute and the NIHR/Wellcome UCLH Clinical Research Facility and got the chance to get involved in a range of activities and interactive demonstrations.

"Every part of the event was interesting. The talk by Judy Dewinter (myeloma patient) was inspiring."

"The most memorable part of the day was seeing how much everyone is working towards the same goal of improving cancer treatments for patients" 

Visitors were able to look down microscopes, perform brain surgery (on a realistic jelly brain), learn about trial drugs and acupuncture and much much more…! Feedback has been hugely positive and everyone felt inspired by the day.

Thank you to all members of staff who worked hard to plan and deliver such a successful day. 


Dr Andrew Furness, Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology and Clinical Research Fellow, presents advances in immunotherapy.


Session examining a patient's journey through an immunotherapy trial which develops a personalised vaccine to treat brain tumours.