Cancer Studies


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.

slide2.jpgThe 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.

The Department is leading the recent renewal of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) and was a key partner in Leicester successfully achieving Cancer Research UK Centre status in 2014.

The Department also hosts the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.

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. Interested in doing a PhD with us.. please click this link

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 silver award award. See here for more details

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“All the staff in the Department of Cancer Studies, wish to send their congratulations to Dr Mehdi Masood who passed his MD on 30th June 2017.  Well done!”

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Congratulations to Dr Hussein Abbas on passing his PhD on 21st June 2017.  Well done from all the staff in the Department of Cancer Studies

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Forensic Pathology Breakthrough

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/emfpu/media

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Congratulations to Dr Kamla Al-Salmani on passing her PhD on 3rd May 2017. Well done from all in the Department of Cancer Studies.

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New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

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Departmental Health and Wellbeing Group
Join up for a walk on the park Friday lunchtime - details here.

More information from Jenny McNair jm65@le.ac.uk

MPhil MD PhD with us

Please click this link

Studentship Project

Use of the tumour explant platform combined with digital pathology evaluation to characterise the response of the tumour microenvironment to anticancer therapies

Supervisor: Catrin Pritchard

Information here

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Contact Details

Department of Cancer Studies
Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170
E: cancerstudies@le.ac.uk

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building.