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Thu, 14 Oct



The experience of black people in cancer research

At this virtual event, organised in collaboration with NCRI, we talk to an early career researcher, an established cancer researcher, and a patient representative about their experiences of being black in cancer research.

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Time & Location

14 Oct 2021, 14:30 – 15:30 BST


About the Event

The session will be chaired by Professor Richard Sullivan from King’s College London, and speakers will share their stories, introducing their professional background, career routes and any obstacles they have faced. They will also discuss proposed solutions and suggested areas of improvement to make cancer research more diverse and inclusive.

By the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding of the experiences of black people in cancer research, with a view to effecting positive change.


  • Professor Dean Fennell – University of Leicester
  • Dr Julia Morris – Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
  • Ms Della Ogunleye – South West London Health and Care Partnership and NCRI Consumer Forum

Who should attend? Professionals involved in cancer research that are interested in improving equality, diversity and inclusion – including scientists, medical/clinical oncologists, surgeons, early career researchers, nurses, allied health professionals, PhD and undergraduate students, research teams, research managers/funders, patient experts and carers formally involved in research.

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