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Cancer / Oncology (adaptation) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Combining CRISPR and RNAseq to dissect molecular circuits in a hypoxic tumour microenvironment
  Prof F Buffa, Prof A Harris, Dr V D'Angiolella
Application Deadline: 3 March 2020

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THE PROJECT. The role of the microenvironment in driving tumour progression is increasingly recognized. Hypoxia is one of the key microenvironmental changes between tumour and normal tissue, and adaptation of cancer cells to this hostile environment contributes to their malignancy and aggressive phenotype.
  An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK (in collaboration with Tenovus UK)
  Prof M Jones
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This PhD will focus on understanding the socio-economic outcomes of individuals who experience cancer in the UK, including in core aspects of quality of life, such as, work and income, and wellbeing.
  RET a novel therapeutic target to treat breast cancer brain metastasis
  Prof L Young, Dr A Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Metastatic disease recurrence occurs in up to 30% of breast cancer patients with approximately 20% of these tumours metastasising to the brain.
  MROnics used in MR Linac applications
  Prof F Van den Heuvel, Dr S Vinko
Application Deadline: 3 March 2020

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HE PROJECT. The advent of clinically implemented MR Linacs generates an excess of available imaging data. This can be leveraged to predict the outcome of the treatment and provide valuable information in a biological adaptation of a patients’ treatment.
  Multilevel selection on transposition rates in cancer
  Dr L J Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is an evolutionary process. Cells in a tumour vary due to mutation, and so over many generations they adapt in response to both intrinsic selective pressures (such as anoxia) and extrinsic selective pressures (such as chemotherapy).
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