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17:00 - 21:00 5 June 2018

Interdisciplinary conference "Crafting values in cancer care across the UK"


Archaeology Lecture Theatre | Anthropology Department
14 Taviton Street | London | England | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Prof. Daniel Hochhauser, Professor, UCL Cancer Institute, Daniel Hochhauser is Co-Director of the Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre, Kathleen Ferrier Professor at UCL Cancer Institute, and medical oncologist at UCLH. After completion of postgraduate medical training in London and Oxford, and then being awarded a DPhil at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford, he completed specialist training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York before appointment as a senior lecturer and consultant. His major clinical interest is in gastrointestinal oncology, actively engaging in early phase clinical trial research and the development of novel targeted therapies.
Prof. Sophie Day, Professor, Goldsmiths University, Sophie Day is Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths University London. Alongside epidemiologist Professor Helen Ward, Sophie established the Patient Experience Research Centre at Imperial College which aims to promote active communication between patients, researchers and clinical staff to enhance the quality of healthcare. In 2017, both professors together with Prof. Celia Lury received funding from the collaborative award by the Wellcome Trust to implement research project ‘People like You’ in which the research team aims to unpack the emergent culture of personalisation through an analysis of practices in healthcare, data science and digital culture.

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology at University College London with the generous financial support from the UCL Cancer Domain and UCL Octagon Small Funds Grant; this event aims to generate an informed multidisciplinary discussion between ethnography and oncology.

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Daniel Hochhauser (UCL Cancer Institute): "Placing oncology paradigms within cancer anthropology – antithesis or synthesis?"
  • Prof. Sophie Day (Goldmiths University): "Participating in Personalisation: recrafting values in UK cancer care"

Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the public chaired by Dr. Sahra Gibbon (University College London).

We encourage the attendance of people coming from different professional backgrounds. We will continue the discussion over a glass of wine after the event.


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