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 monoclonal antibody (mAb1F5) has been developed that identifies the expression of a putative growth factor Peter Wookey Medicine PhD students
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
A systematic review of end of life quality of care indicators Jennifer Philip Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
A systematic review of the management of sleep in palliative care cancer patients Jennifer Philip Medicine Masters by Research
A therapeutic strategy for killing cancer cells by DNA repair inhibition Andrew Deans Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
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 PhD students
Cancer drug discovery by inhibition of a DNA repair pathway with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing and biochemistry Wayne Crismani Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Characterising Respiratory Infections in Immune-suppressed Haematology and Transplant Patients Monica Slavin Medicine PhD students
Defining the Role of Transcriptional Stress Pathways in Cancer Cell Resistance Towards Anti-Cancer Therapeutics John Price Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Enteric Neuropathy as a Target to Alleviate Gastrointestinal Side-effects of Chemotherapy Kulmira Nurgali Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Exploring the effects of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on diversity of circulating genotypes Reza Haqshenas Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Honours students
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Finding a needle in the haystack: ctDNA detection for tracking cancer evolution and refining cancer risk Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology Masters by Research
Function and cryo-EM structure of the breast cancer predisposition gene BRCA1 Andrew Deans Medicine PhD students
Heterogeneity of treatment response in advanced cancer: role of intrinsic and microenvironmental factors Frederic Hollande Clinical Pathology PhD students, Masters by Research
Identification and Characterisation of Molecular Mediators of Cancer Metastasis John Price Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis human papillomavirus associated cancer Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Identifying better therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Louise Purton Medicine Masters by Research
Inflammation-induced Cancer: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments Kulmira Nurgali Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Integrative genomics and immunobiology in Hairy Cell Leukaemia David Ritchie Medicine PhD students
Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer Niall Corcoran Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours David Eisenstat Paediatrics PhD students
Manipulating Recipient Immunological Microenvironment to Improve Outcomes in Allogeneic Transplantation David Ritchie Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer Kulmira Nurgali Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Molecular signalling pathways controlling gene expression during chronic disease progression Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy Alan Moss Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Novel genetic interactions with the double-stranded RNA-induced autoimmunity pathways Carl Walkley Medicine Masters by Research
Recipient immunity as a determinant of long term outcome in bone marrow transplantation David Ritchie Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma Louise Purton Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Role of the Nervous System in Cancer Development and Progression Kulmira Nurgali Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Roles of mammary adipose macrophages in breast cancer Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer Craig Morton Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Systematic EndoscopIc Staging of Mediastinum to determine Impact on radiotherapy for locally advanced lung Cancer (SEISMIC): an international multi-centre cohort study Daniel Steinfort Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
T cell function as a determinant of blinatumomab efficacy in B-ALL David Ritchie Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
The development of anti-NPY1 receptor antibodies for research into and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer Peter J Wookey Medicine PhD students
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer Christopher Hovens Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
The impact of cancer therapies on the bone marrow microenvironment Louise Purton Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
The role of Critical Signalling Pathways in Glioblastoma Mediated Immunosuppression Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer Andrew Deans Medicine PhD students
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Stanley Stylli Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon Andrew Deans Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
The role of RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in liver homeostasis and metabolism Carl Walkley Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Andrea Maier Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Understanding how immune cell function is impacted by novel therapies in patients with B cell malignancies David Ritchie Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research