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Abstract

Marcus Flather graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and trained in general medicine and cardiology in London and Oxford. In 1988 he joined CTSU at the University of Oxford, working on large clinical trials in acute coronary syndromes, and continued this work at McMaster University from 1993-1996 before being appointed Director of the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.


In September 2011 he was appointed Professor of Medicine and Clinical Trials at the University of East Anglia and Director of Research at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Norwich. He is a recognised expert in clinical trials and has more than 20 years’ experience collaborating with academic and industry partners in drug and device development.


In this seminar, Professor Flather will discuss results from the recently published CANTOS trial in which canakinumab therapy yielded benefit for both cardiovascular and cancer outcomes.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2pm to 3pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Mini-Symposium: Large prospective studies of diet and health: research in the Nuffield Department of Population Health

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3.30pm to 5pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Ethox/WEH Seminar - Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Tanzania: Understanding ethical, social and resource based implications

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Oxford-Peking University Joint Symposium on Precision Medicine

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10am to 6pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

CKB Workshop - Infections, immunity and cancer: aetiology and beyond

Friday, 20 September 2019, 1pm to 5pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF