CCancer Research UK (CRUK) is the largest independent cancer research charity in the world.

It was established in 2002 after the merger of the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. CRUK supports the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.

Every year CRUK spends hundreds of millions of pounds on a wide-range of research areas including cancer prevention, basic research that will improve our fundamental understanding of cancer, drug discovery and development, and clinical trials.

Cancer Research UK are excited to begin this annual series of conferences alongside Winton Capital Management to promote the advantages of utilising Big Data in a variety of specialities.

This is the first conference of its kind that CRUK is co-hosting; the purpose of which is to promote multidisciplinary collaboration to tackle big data challenges.

At CRUK, we recognise the increasing relevance and importance of big data in cancer research, and are looking forward to the opportunities that will arise from this conference series.