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Ludwig Oxford staff and students alike share their research in San Diego at the 2024 AACR Annual Meeting

A group photo showing, from left to right: Benoit Van den Eynde, Jedd Wolchok, Hannah Fuchs, Xin Lu, Benjamin Schuster-Boeckler, Nickolas Papadopoulos and Pat Morin.
Benoit Van den Eynde, Jedd Wolchok, Hannah Fuchs, Xin Lu, Benjamin Schuster-Boeckler, Nickolas Papadopoulos and Pat Morin at AACR 2024

A number of staff and students from Ludwig Oxford were delighted to attend the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2024 in April at the San Diego Convention Center. The AACR Annual Meeting is a focal point of the cancer research community, and scientists, clinicians, patients, advocates and others gather to share the latest advances in cancer science and medicine.

Ludwig Oxford’s Professor Richard White presented his work on ‘What determines oncogenic competence?’ whilst Professor Benjamin Schuster-Boeckler showcased how ‘A cell-free DNA methylation biomarker outperforms irRECIST in predicting treatment outcome.

Professor Richard White stands at a white lectern wearing a light blue checked shirt and black sweater-vest. He is talking to the audience and gesturing with his hands. Professor Ben Schuster-Boeckler stands next to his landscape A1 poster wearing a blue suit jacket and white shirt. Details have been blurred in this photograph.

Students and Post-Doctoral researchers from the Lu and Ratcliffe teams also showcased their recent work in both posters and talks. Hannah Fuchs, a clinical DPhil student working with Professor Xin Lu demonstrated results from the recent LUD2015-005 clinical trial, where high tumour monocyte content predicts long-term survival for some patients treated with neoadjuvant immunochemotherapy.

Hannah stands to the left hand side of her landscape A1 poster wearing a red blouse and with loose blond hair. Details of the poster are blurred.

The Ratcliffe lab were represented by Post-Doctoral researchers Samvid Kurlekar – showcasing how ‘HIF1A and HIF2A differentially contribute to early and adaptive changes following in vivo Vhl inactivation in the kidney’, and Olivia Lombardi who presented her work on ‘Transcriptional programs underpinning reoccurring cancer cell states, plasticity and tumour phylogenies in clear cell kidney cancer’.

Post-Doctoral researcher Joanna Correia Lima of the Ratcliffe lab also gave her talk titled ‘Identification of early oncogenic lesions following concomitant Vhl and Pbrm1 loss in the murine kidney’ in the CME Minisymposia. 

Samvid stands smiling to the right of his landscape A1 poster wearing a navy blue suit and a white shirt. Details of the poster are blurred. Joanna stands at a white lectern wearing a beige blouse and glasses. She is speaking to the audience and gesturing with her left hand.

We thank the AACR team for organising such a wonderful event and for allowing the research of the Ludwig Oxford Branch to be shared with the cancer science community.


Please note all photography credits to Unmesh Kher, Editorial Director at Ludwig Cancer Research.

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