Out and about in 2016

Members of the Evidence department attend a number of events throughout the year to talk, present or share insights. Below are further details of the events we have coming up in 2016.


Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service; 13-15 June 2016; Manchester

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) is one of the Evidence department’s key external partners and we work together on major data projects such as the Macmillan-NCRAS UK Cancer Prevalence Project. We also work closely with the UK and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR), including collaboration on specific projects such as the Local Cancer Intelligence tool.

The two-day conference, held in Manchester, was attended by many members of the community across the cancer continuum.

For 2016, our Chief Executive, Lynda Thomas held a plenary talk on patient experience and quality of life after diagnosis and our Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Fran Woodard spoke about our work on the review of informed choice for cancer registrations.

We chaired a number of plenary sessions focused on patient experience and commissioning support, and we presented two oral parallel sessions looking at the frameworks for understanding the cancer population and exploring the healthcare cost implications of cancer stage across the pathway. We also submitted 17 academic research posters on the following themes: 

  • Lifestyle interventions for improving outcomes and experience for those living with and beyond cancer
  • The Cancer Strategy and NHS Five Year Forward View
  • Using data and the importance to data access
  • Health economics
  • Living with and beyond cancer


Macmillan Research Showcase; 22 September 2016; London

The Macmillan Research Showcase 2016 will be the first, full-day evidence specific conference to be developed and produced by Macmillan. Raising Macmillan’s profile as a credible thought-leader within the cancer and healthcare research field, this event will bring together key researchers, policy makers, commissioners and other third sector organisations. The aim will be to learn about Macmillan’s growing research into the cancer population, and understand how we’ve developed many applied-research approaches in putting much of our evidence into practice.

We are keen to showcase our work around the following topics:

With a focus on highlighting Macmillan’s research on cancer survivorship, this event will look at how the cancer population has changed and how the UK cancer consortium can work together to improve the experiences for people affected by cancer.

Further information on the work presented will be shared after September 2016.

If you’re attending this event and want to get in touch email the Evidence department.


World Cancer Congress; 31 October–3 November 2016; Paris, France

The World Cancer Congress is the leading platform for the exchange of best practice in cancer implementation science and a key networking opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community.

Held every two years in a different country by a UICC member organisation, the event is run by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and centres on an inspiring theme relevant to the cancer and global health agenda.

In 2016, more than 3,500 cancer experts will travel to Paris to discuss the latest cancer trends and projections, learn about best practices in science implementation and meet their peers from around the world.

Macmillan has been involved in designing the congress programme for this year. Jane Maher is the co-chair alongside Anna Boltong, Head of Cancer Information and Support Services at Cancer Council Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia. Their track is on Improving patient and family experience.

Alongside designing the congress programme, colleagues from across Macmillan are also involved in developing and delivering content for three separate sessions on:

  • Best practice interventions on return to work for people living with cancer
  • Empowering patients through self-management, symptom screening and e-technologies
  • Using the law to improve patient and family experience

We are currently working on submitting a number of abstracts, which if accepted, will be presented as research posters or short oral presentations. As well as an exhibition stand within the main exhibition area.

Further information on the work presented will be shared from November 2016.

If you’re attending this event and want to get in touch email the Evidence department.