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cancer PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 417 cancer PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Using single cell transcriptomic and blood proteomic data to understand how pancreatic cancer causes diabetes and to find ways to detect the cancer earlier

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of the common cancers. Five-year survival remains low at 12%. Sadly for 80% of patients, by the time their cancer is diagnosed it has spread to distant organs making them ineligible for potentially curative surgery. Read more

Cancer: Understanding the immunosuppressive role of fibroblast and macrophages in Breast cancer

Oncolytic viruses (OVs) preferentially infect and kill cancer cells, and their clinical efficacy has been demonstrated against a number of different cancers. The most clinically advanced OV is a genetically engineered herpes simplex virus (T-VEC) which expresses GMCSF to aid the development of anti-tumour immune responses; T-VEC is approved for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Read more

Identifying metabolic drivers of cancer development

Rationale. Growing evidence suggests that cell extrinsic factors are key in modulating tumor progression. Metabolites are small molecules that act as sources of fuel and building blocks essential for cells and tissues when present at normal levels. Read more

Experimental and computational PhD: Overcoming osteosarcoma chemoresistance by characterizing and targeting cellular quiescence

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children and the second in young adults in England and Wales. Sarcomas, tumours that originate from connective tissues (bone, muscle, fat), account for around 15% of childhood cancers. Read more

Cancer biology: identification of new treatment options for EML4-ALK driven lung cancer through understanding mechanisms of cell division and migration.

Lung cancer is the largest cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK and worldwide. While little progress has been made in long-term survival rates, we now have a good understanding of the genetic drivers raising the prospect of earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments. Read more

Investigating the communication between cancer cells and cells in the tumour microenvironment to improve our understanding of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms and identify new targets for cancer therapy

It is well-established that the molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression are disrupted in cancer cells and work in this area has laid the foundations for targeted cancer therapies. We are interested in the regulatory pathways that control cell proliferation and cell migration and the events that disrupt this control in multiple types of cancer. Read more

Estimating the global cancer burden due to low levels of physical activity

Rationale. Around 40% of all cancers are thought to be avoidable by modification of lifestyle factors. Obesity has been found to be a risk factor for several cancers and was estimated to have caused around 3.6% of all new cancers which occurred in 2012. Read more

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