Cancer Studies & Molecular Medicine (CSMM)
Welcome to the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine
The Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine (CSMM) is part of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and comprises of over 35 academic staff who are located in the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building and the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and the MRC Toxicology Unit at the main university campus.
The Department is recognised internationally for its competitive research in Cancer, notably chemoprevention, early detection, stratified medicine and targeted therapies, oxidative stress and radiation research. We have specific interests in colorectal cancer, thoracic (lung) oncology and B-cell malignancies. The Department also hosts the Reproductive Sciences and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, and has excellent laboratory facilities and infrastructure to support research and postgraduate studies.
Postgraduate students have the opportunity to study in a supportive and nurturing environment for the degree of MSc in Molecular Pathology and Toxicology, in addition to supervision for the degrees of MPhil, MD and PhD.
Undergraduate study is encompassed within the general Medical MB ChB degree, where students learn all aspects of clinical medicine with rotation through different specialities whilst developing skills in patient care.
The department holds an Athena Swan bronze award.
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