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Olivia Alder, Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bladder Cancer Bioinformatics

0113 2066518

I analyse DNA from tumours to identify regions of amplification/deletion or mutation. Alterations in DNA can give cancer cells a growth advantage. Identifying errors can aid therapy decisions.
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Ane Appelt, YCR University Academic Fellow

Fellow in radiotherapy research; working on optimizing and individualizing radiotherapy, with a focus on pelvic radiotherapy outcomes and model-based predictions of late treatment toxicity.
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Ariadni Aravani, Research Fellow

+44(0)113 34 30325

My research focuses on the analysis of colorectal cancer data, typically from linked cancer registry and Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) databases.
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Becky Birch, Research Fellow

+44(0)113 3430280

I am a Research Fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Group. My research focuses on the use of linked datasets to examine the epidemiology and management of several cancer types in relation to age.
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Tim Bishop, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology

+44(0)113 2064573

I research the genetic epidemiology of melanoma, testis cancer and colorectal cancer. Through teaching and training I have helped foster genetic epidemiology as a distinct discipline in the UK.
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Florien Boele, YCR University Academic Fellow

+44 (0)113 2067516

Florien is a YCR University Academic Fellow with research interests in family caregiving, quality of life and symptom management in (neuro-)oncology.
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Marjorie Boissinot, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

+44(0)113 206 6518

I study the function of KDM6A which is frequently mutated in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. I study the effect of KDM6A Knock-Down on urothelial differentiation and stemness.
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Phil Burns, Senior Lecturer in Tumour Pathology

(+44)113 343 3059

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Pathology & Tumour Biology section of LICAP. My main research interests have focussed on the aetiology and early detection of cancer
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Chris Carrigan, Senior Research Fellow

+44(0)113 34 30164

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Medicine. I specialise in cancer data and information with a particular focus on patient involvement and patient power.
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Gemma Clarke, Research Fellow

+44 (0) 113 2068520

Gemma joined the group in August 2017 as part of the PROMs Work stream team for the Macmillan funded study: Comprehensive Patient Records for Cancer Outcomes: A feasibility study.
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Beverley Clayton, Senior Research Nurse

+44 (0)113 2067644

Contributing to the set up, ongoing management and participant recruitment for studies that will develop and investigate an integrated web system for patients to report adverse events.
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Graham P Cook, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology

+44 113 343 8411

I lead the Molecular and Cellular Immunology research group and teach immunology to medical students and MSc students.
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Rachel Craven, Associate Scientist

0113 206 6914

I am an Associate Scientist within the Clinical and Biomedical Proteomics Group. My research interests focus on using protein profiling techniques for the identification of disease biomarkers.
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Michelle Cummings, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

0113 3438624

As scientific lead of the Women’s Health Research Group in LICAP, my interests include gynaecological oncology (genomics, transcriptomics, inflammatory modelling)
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Dario De Vecchis, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

+44(0)113 343 8536

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Kalli in LICAP. My research involved molecular modelling and large-scale simulations of significant biomolecules mixtures.
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Amy Downing, Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology

+44(0)113 3430308

My research focuses on the linkage and analysis of routinely collected datasets to follow patient pathways and study the care and outcomes of cancer patients.
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Faye Elliott, Statistician

+44(0)113 2066531

I provide statistical analyses for epidemiological studies of melanoma and biomarker studies of colorectal cancer.
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Fiona Errington-Mais, Lecturer

0113 3438410

Dr Errington-Mais is interested in cancer immunotherapy, focusing on the potential of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of haematological malignancies and metastatic disease.
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Hayley Fenton, Research Fellow

+44(0)113 3430326

I am a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of the CORECT-R programme I analyse colorectal cancer data to inform prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.
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Paul Finan, Visiting Professor (Clinical)

+44(0)113 3430164

I am a Visiting Professor of Colorectal Surgery, based in the Cancer Epidemiology Group, and researching colorectal cancer outcomes.
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Sarah Fleming, Senior Research Fellow

+44(0)113 34 30319

My research focuses on epidemiology and statistical analysis in the field of non-communicable disease, especially cancer.
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Sarah Gelcich, Research Fellow

+44 (0) 113 2067548

Sarah joined the group in December 2017 as part of the Quality of Life Metric Pilot Evaluation Project. The project aims to evaluate the implementation of a Quality of Life Metric.
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Andrea Gibson, Research Sister

0113 2067532

Contributing to the set up, ongoing management and participant recruitment for studies that will develop and investigate an integrated web system for patients to report adverse events.
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Adam Glaser, Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Late Effects, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist and Late Effects Physician

I combine my clinical work with a research programme focusing on identification of the consequences of living with and beyond cancer.
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Ann Henry, Associate Professor in Clinical Oncology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist

+44(0)113 206 8986

Ann is a clinical academic with research interests in optimising cancer treatments to improve survival and reduce treatment related side effects.
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Marie Holmes, Research Assistant

+44(0)113 2067628

Marie joined the group in October 2014 as part of the eRAPID team. Her prime role is to lead the colorectal recruitment. She also supports the OPTIMAL study and the radiotherapy strand of eRAPID.
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Beverly Horne, Senior Research Nurse

0113 206 7644

Contributing to the set up, ongoing management and participant recruitment for studies that will develop and investigate an integrated web system for patients to report adverse events during and after their cancer treatment.
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Carolyn Hurst, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

+44(0)113 206 4912

I am a senior postdoctoral research fellow working with Prof Maggie Knowles in LICAP. My research interests include genomic and transcriptomic profiling and exome sequencing of bladder tumours.
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Mark Iles, Senior Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology

+(0)113 2066607

I design and analyse population-based genetic epidemiology studies and research the theoretical statistics and methodology underlying them.
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Elizabeth Ilett, Senior Research Fellow

+44(0)113 343 8448

I am a Senior Research Fellow currently developing my career as an independent researcher leading the Oncolytic Viruses and Immunotherapy Group
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Christopher Jones, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Oncology

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Oncology with an interest in gastrointestinal malignancies
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Antreas Kalli, University Academic Fellow

0113 343 8436

Antreas is group leader based in LICAP. His group uses computational methodologies to simulate how proteins in cell membranes work and how they interact with their environment.
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Fiona Kennedy, Research Fellow

0113 2068939

Fiona is currently employed on a Cancer Research UK grant "REPORT-UK". The aim to develop/evaluate an electronic system for cancer patient to self-report symptoms of Adverse Events and PROMs.
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Karen Lee, Senior Teaching Fellow in Pathology

+44(0)113 206 5283

I have taught for over thirty years in the School of Medicine. I am Programme Leader for the MRes course in Medicine.
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Beth Levick, Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of the CORECT-R programme I analyse colorectal cancer data to inform prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.
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Mihaela Lorger, Lecturer

+44(0)113 343 8449

I am a head of Brain metastasis group. We are studying the biology of brain metastases, with a particular focus on tumour immunology and novel therapies in preclinical models.
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Samantha Mason, Research Assistant

+44(0)113 2067596

My background is in research and performance review. I currently work on 'Life and Bladder Cancer: The Yorkshire Cancer Research Patient Reported Outcome Measures Survey'.
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Georgia Mavria, Group Leader

(+44)113 343 8435

I lead the Signal Transduction and Tumour Microenvironment Group and I am Deputy Head of the Section of Brain Tumour Research
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Clive Stewart McKimmie, University Academic Fellow

+44 (0)113 3439748

I am a University Academic Fellow who has recently established a new interdisciplinary team at the University of Leeds to study virus host interactions.
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James McLaughlan, University Academic Fellow

+44(0)113 343 0956

I work in the faculties of Engineering, and Medicine and Heath. My research covers themes of non-invasive cancer therapies, molecular-targeted theranostics and semi-autonomous surgical systems.
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Eva Morris, Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Head of the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

+44(0)113 343 0858

I lead the Cancer Epidemiology Group and my research is centred on the epidemiology of colorectal cancer and its management. I also lead the wider Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
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Louise Murray, Yorkshire Cancer Research University Clinical Academic Fellow and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist

+44(0)113 2068091

Louise is an Academic Clinical Oncologist. She treats cancer patients using advanced Radiotherapy. Her research interests include technical radiotherapy and the implementation of new techniques.
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Jérémie Nsengimana, Research Fellow

+44(0)113 2066520

My research focuses on testicular cancer genetic susceptibility and melanoma biomarker discovery to inform stratified medicine.
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Adam F. Odell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

+44(0)113 343 8536

With over 15 years research experience in the fields of cancer biology and cardiovascular disease, my primary focus is to understand the signalling processes regulating endothelial cell function
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Salvatore Papa, University Academic Fellow, Head of Cell signaling and Cancer Group


Dr Salvatore Papa gained a first class in Molecular Biology followed by a PhD in Experimental Medicine.
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Sally Peyman, University Academic Fellow

+44(0)113 3433747

I am a UAF in the Schools of Physics and Medicine. My research is in the application of microfluidic devices (lab-on-a-chip) to biomedical science
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Simon Pini, Senior Research Fellow

+44(0)113 206 8952

I joined the Psychosocial Oncology and Clinical Practice Research Group in January 2009 having worked for 5 years as a Learning Mentor for the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Support Service.
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Cecilia Pompili, Thoracic Surgeon and Research Fellow

0113 2068939

Cecilia joined the group in 2015 during the preparation of a successful application for funding to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Grant.
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Philip Quirke, Section Head of Pathology and Tumour Biology

0113 343 8407

I lead the LICAP Pathology and Tumour Biology section, and the Colorectal Cancer Group as well as being the Academic Training Programme Director for West Yorkshire
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Juliette Randerson-Moor, Principal Scientific Officer

+44 (0) 113 2066529

Molecular biologist and Laboratory Manager in the Section of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
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Susan Richman, Research Fellow

0113 343 8624

I oversee the day-to-day molecular pathology work in relation several advanced colorectal cancer clinical trials. I also carry out research to identify predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
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Zoe Rogers, Research Assistant

0113 2068504

Zoe joined the group in October 2014 and is involved in the Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of the eRAPID system, recruiting and training patients and staff in the use of eRAPID.
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Robert Salmond, University Academic Fellow in Immunology

0113 3439748

My group’s current research interests are focussed on interrogating the basic mechanisms of T cell activation, differentiation and effector function.
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Adel Samson, University Academic Fellow and Honorary Medical Oncologist

I lead the Translational Cancer Immunotherapy Group. Research in my group focuses on the laboratory and clinical development of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of solid malignancies.
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David Sebag-Montefiore, Audrey and Stanley Burton Professor of Clinical Oncology and Health Research

(+44) 113 206 8586

I lead the radiation therapy research group within LICSB. My research interests include optimizing radiotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers and the design of clinical trials to demonstrate improved patient outcome with novel radiotherapy techniques.
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Peter Selby CBE DSc MD FRCP FRCR FACP(UK) FEACS FMedSci, Professor of Cancer Medicine President of the Association of Cancer Physicians and the European Cancer Concord

0113 2065668

I am Professor of Cancer Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Leeds and a Consultant Physician at St James’s University Hospital specialising in medical oncology.
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Matthew Seymour, Chair of Gastrointestinal Cancer Medicine & Hon. Consultant Medical Oncologist; Director of NCRN (NIHR Cancer Research Network); Clinical Research Director of NCRI (the National Cancer Research Institute).

I am involved in large-scale clinical trials along with laboratory research to find better treatments, to select the treatment most likely to help each individual patient.
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Susan Short, Professor of Clinical Oncology and Neuro-Oncology

+44(0)113 343 8434

Professor Short is a clinical oncologist with a specialist research interest in treating adults with primary brain tumours.
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Katie Spencer, MRC Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Oncology

+44 (0)113 343 0305

Katie is a Clinical Oncology registrar currently carrying out an MRC funded PhD investigating the cost-effectiveness of the palliative radiotherapy treatments delivered within the English NHS.
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Elizabeth Stamp, Research Assistant

+44(0)113 2067580

Lizzie works in the Patient Centred Outcomes Research group, on the Macmillan funded Comprehensive Patient Records project.
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Alison Taylor, Research Fellow

I am an early career researcher in LICAP investigating the role and function of Glycogen synthase kinase-3a/b (GSK-3) in the regulation of immunity
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Naveen Vasudev, Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

0113 206 7453

Academic Medical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with urological malignancies.
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Nicholas West, University Clinical Academic Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Gastrointestinal Pathology

0113 343 8626 or 0113 206 7658

Academic gastrointestinal pathologist with a research interest in colorectal cancer
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Laura Faye Wetherill, Postdoctoral Research Fellow


I am an early career researcher in LICAP investigating the fundamental mechanisms of cell cycle and DNA damage control in primary human lymphocytes
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Sarah Wilding, Research Fellow

+44(0)113 3430363

I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the Cancer Survivor Intelligence Group. I specifically work on the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis project.
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Henry Wood, Senior Research Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 8633

I am responsible for coordinating wet lab and bioinformatic analysis for the Colorectal Cancer Research Group.
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Alexandre Zougman, Team Leader in Clinical Proteomics


Biochemist and biological mass spectrometrist with in-depth expertise in proteomics and bioanalytical science.
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