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Professor Fran Balkwill
Professor of Cancer Biology

My key area of interest is in cancer and the tumour microenvironment, especially in ovarian cancer. I study the links between cancer and inflammation and research ways of translating this to clinical trials.

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke
Deputy Institute Director, Professor of the Tumour Microenvironment

Cancers are composed of both tumour and stromal compartments. We are interested in understanding the molecular basis of how the tumour stroma contributes to tumour growth, therapy resistance and spread, in various solid tumours including lung cancers, pancreatic cancer and melanoma.

Professor Hemant Kocher
Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery

My clinical research interests include tissue banking, clinical trials, innovative surgical techniques, epidemiology, meta-analysis and patient care pathways. My translational research interests include pancreatic cancer stroma and tumour-stroma cross-talk including cell signalling, adhesion, metastasis and invasion.

Dr Angus James Cameron
Senior Lecturer

My research focuses on kinases regulating cancer cell growth and motility to understand how and when to target them with drugs. My group is currently examining the role of the PKN kinases in malignant progression.

Dr Miguel Ganuza
Lecturer

Our goal is to identify mechanisms that support haematopoietic stem cell function and understand how the leukaemic stem cells “play” with these mechanisms to thrive.

Dr Li Jia
Senior Lecturer

I am interested in studying the effects of the inflammatory microenvironment on disease progression and resistance to treatment in haematological malignancies with emphasis on survival and mechanisms of treatment resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and B cell lymphoma.

Dr Daniela Loessner
Reader in Bioengineering and Cancer

My research interests are to apply tissue-engineered technologies to study the role of the microenvironment in modulating cancer progression and therapy response. I develop 3D models that mimic the human disease and use this to develop novel therapies.

Dr Luigi Ombrato
Lecturer

My group studies how different populations of immune cells in the tumour microenvironment cross-talk in order to establish a “favourable” niche in metastasis.

Dr Oliver M. Pearce
Lecturer

The focus of our research is the tumour microenvironment and we are particularly interested in understanding the composition and function of the tumour extracellular matrix in immunosuppression. Cancer types we focus on include ovarian and breast cancers.

Dr Barrie Peck
Lecturer

My lab aims to understand the alterations in metabolism that take place in cancer and investigate whether extrinsic factors, such as diet, influence cancer metabolism and disease trajectory. We then want to uncover whether these dependencies can be exploited therapeutically.

Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno
Professor of Cancer Cell Biology

Our research focuses on how the cytoskeleton of cancer cells regulates transcriptional rewiring during tumour growth and dissemination. We aim to understand how such rewiring affects the tumour microenvironment.

Dr Suhnrita Chaudhuri

My research is focused on combining modulation of the tumour microenvironment with chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy in order to therapeutically target pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Dr Daniel Friedman

My research is focused on investigating the crosstalk between immune cell subsets in the tumour microenvironment in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Dr Michelle Goulart

My research is focused in understanding the tumour-stroma interactions in pancreatic cancer and the identification of potential biomarkers.

Dr Laura Wisniewski

My project looks at the modelling of cancer for improved therapy development. I am carrying out in vivo cancer experiments, with and without modifications of the tumour microenvironment, to examine effects of such treatments on anti-cancer therapy efficacy.

Upcoming Events
  1. 2020 Circulating Cancer Biomarker Symposium

    May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  2. The London Pancreas Workshop 2020

    September 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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