2020: "Horizon scanning in cancer genomics"
We had some phenomenal entries in our 2020 UKCGG essay competition, on the topic of "Horizon Scanning in Cancer Genomics". Participants were tasked with writing an essay based on the following scenario:
Imagine two patients - one being diagnosed with cancer now and one being diagnosed with the same cancer in 10 years time. How and why do you think advances in genomic medicine will change the care we offer now and then for cancer patients and their families?
Some stellar entries were received. Massive congratulations to all participants, and to our winners!
Overall winner, and first prize Medical Student category - Lydia Seed
Lydia gave a fantastic presentation summarising her essay at the UKCGG Winter meeting, and was so impressive that she was also invited to speak as part of the ICR-led module "Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment" on the MSc Genomic Medicine, Imperial College London.
Winners in the other categories included:
Doctor category: Melody Redman
Genetic counsellor category: Xavier Bracke-Manzanares
Scientist category: Robert Pigott
Runners up included:
Doctor category: Emily Ferguson
Medical student category: Tom Hampshire
Genetic Counsellor category: Courtney Elliot
Scientist category: Seemu Ali
Read the winning essays! All available here