Welcome to the Department of Cancer Studies
The Department of Cancer Studies is part of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and comprises of 16 academic and clinical-academic staff who are located in the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building and the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and in the Hodgkin and Henry Wellcome Buildings on the main University campus.
The Department is recognised internationally for its competitive research in Cancer, notably chemoprevention, early detection and personalised medicines. We have a broad portfolio of studies in thoracic oncology and lymphoid malignancies with more focused interests in colorectal, pancreatic and breast cancers as well as melanoma.
Postgraduate students have the opportunity to study in a supportive and nurturing environment for the degree of MSc in Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer, 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 is part of the University's Open Access publishing initiative.
The department holds an Athena Swan bronze award. See here for more details.