Cancer in Medicine

Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
A study of the extracellular vesicles in glioblastoma tissue. Laura Vella
Stanley Stylli
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
ADAR1 and RNA editng Dr Alistair Chalk
Dr Carl Walkley
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
An anti-calcitonin receptor (CTR) antibody for the detection of programmed cell death: the role of CTR in a novel adaptive response in a pre-apoptotic mechanism Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology Honours
Analysing the mutations in calcitonin receptor (CTR) mRNA transcripts, and identifying the isoforms and polymorphisms of CTR expressed in high grade glioma cell lines from glioblastoma Peter Medicine and Radiology Honours
Biomarkers of human papillomavirus-related cancers Alyssa Cornall
Suzanne Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Building a Tumourigenesis Atlas for Lynch syndrome related-colorectal cancer Daniel Buchanan
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Cancer drug discovery by inhibition of a DNA repair pathway with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing and biochemistry Wayne Crismani
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Cell death regulation in B cell immunity and B cell lymphona A/Prof Jorg Heierhorst Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Characterising the seeds of breast cancer metastasis Delphine Merino
Belinda Yeo
Medicine and Radiology Honours
Characterizing metastatic heterogeneity in colorectal cancer Frederic Hollande
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Circulating nucleic acid biomarkers for tumour surveilance in Merkel cell carcinoma Richard Tothill
Shahneen Sandhu
Clinical Pathology Masters by Research, Honours
Defining the role of p53 in cancer immunotherapy Ygal Haupt Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours
Defining the Role of Transcriptional Stress Pathways in Cancer Cell Resistance Towards Anti-Cancer Therapeutics John Price Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Determine the key signalling pathways/ genes that regulate phenotype changes in prostate cancer in response to androgen deprivation therapy. Niall Corcoran
Christopher Hovens
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a human pre-cancer atlas of colonic polyps for predicting future risk of colorectal cancer or polyps Daniel Buchanan
Bernard Pope
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a multifactorial classification approach for germline variants in the colorectal cancer susceptibility genes POLE and POLD1 Daniel Buchanan
Khalid Mahmood
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dissecting the relevance of a novel molecular pathway in stem cells and immunodeficiencies Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Epigenetic regulators of endometrial cancer as new treatment targets to halt metastatic spread. Peter Rogers
Eva Dimitriadis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Experiences and priorities of women living with ovarian cancer Jennifer Marino
Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Exploration of novel approaches to anti-cancer treatment: manipulation of mutant p53 Ygal Haupt
Sue Haupt
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Genomic and Immune cell profiling of sebaceous skin lesions for optimising identification of patients with Lynch syndrome Daniel Buchanan
Ingrid Winship
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Hearing protection in surgery Dr Hayden Eastwood
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification and Characterisation of Molecular Mediators of Cancer Metastasis John Price Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Identification of osteoblast lineage cells by fluorescence-activated cell sorting Alistair Chalk Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identifying better therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes Meaghan Wall
Louise Purton
Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Improving therapy in breast cancer associated with an inherited risk Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production Adrian Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the link between histone modifications, gene expression and phenotype change in prostate cancer in response to androgen deprivation therapy. Niall Corcoran
Christopher Hovens
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the role of signalling-specific mechanisms on tumour cell invasion Theo Mantmadiotis
Stanley Stylli
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
New inhibitors for mitochondrial fission protein DRP1 Dr Jessica Holien
Dr Shiang (Max) Lim
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy Alan Moss
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
Regulation of Cancer Development by Transforming Growth Factor-beta Signalling Hong-Jian Zhu
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion Dr Stanley Styllianos Stylli
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer Jennifer Marino
Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Supporting fertility presentation decisions in women with breast cancer Michelle Peate
Lesley Stafford
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Targeting cell death pathways in biliary tract cancers John Mariadason Medicine and Radiology Honours
Targeting stem cells as a new treatment for stomach cancer Dr Trevelyan Menheniott
A/Professor Philip Sutton
Paediatrics Honours
Testing the effect of aspirin on colonic organoids from people with Lynch syndrome Eric Jihoon Joo
Fred Hollande
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The experience of clinical trials for palliative care patients Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer Christopher Hovens
Niall Corcoran
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The health economics of caring for people with advanced cancer Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology PhD
The Medical Genome Reference Bank as a population control for germline variants in colorectal and prostate cancer Bernard Pope
Daniel Buchanan
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of an isoform of calcitonin receptor in glioma stem cells Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology Honours
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor
Surgery Masters by Research, Honours
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Dr Stanley Styllianos Stylli
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor
Surgery Masters by Research, Honours
Ubiquitination and Fanconi Anemia Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding how A-to-I RNA editing modifies the immunogenicity of endogenous RNA Dr Alistair Chalk Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding palliative care as an effective intervention Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Unravelling the aetiology of Colonic Polyposis through multi-omic profiling Daniel Buchanan
Mark Clendenning
Clinical Pathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Use of retinoic acid receptor ligands to increase the numbers of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for transplantation purposes Alistair Medicine and Radiology PhD