Professor Andy Gescher

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical ToxicologyAndy Gescher

Contact Details

  • Tel: 0116 223 5830
  • Office: CSMM, Level 5 Offices, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE2 7LX


  • Pharmazeutisches Staatsexamen (BSc), Undergraduate training at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Frankfurt, West Germany.
  • PhD “Polarographic studies on pharmacologically relevant sulfoximides”, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Würzburg, West Germany
  • D.Sc., Aston University, Birmingham. 

Research Interests

  • Utilisation of translational research in laboratory to take new agents into clinic - achieved with resveratrol, anthocyanins, curcumin, silibinin.
  • Development of methods for assessing response and predicting chemopreventive activity.
  • Preclinical and early clinical development of novel cancer chemopreventive agents.
  • Development of resveratrol, curcumin, silibinin and anthocyanins.
  • Determining optimal intervention schedules – investigation of dose-response relationships for dietary and pharmacological doses of chemopreventive agents.
  • Development of long-term in vitro models for screening agents.
  • Structure optimisation of colorectal cancer chemopreventive flavones.
  • Combining dietary chemopreventive agents with chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of cancer.


To view Professor Gescher's publications, please use the link below:

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SEND Study Success

Congratulations to Chris Avery, Honorary Associate Professor and Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, who with collaborating colleagues published the findings of the significant SEND study, a multi-centre randomised trial using two different surgical protocols for  mouth cancer treatment.  A nationwide first for this type of trial, using real-world data.  The paper, published in the British Journal of Cancer, is available by clicking this link: SEND Paper


Congratulations from the LCRC to Bethan Rogoyski and Aleksandra Bzura.

Bethan won best oral presentation at the AMS Midlands Academy of Medical Sciences Festival held on 27th March 2019 for her presentation on "Redeployment: The potential of repurposed drugs in preventing mesothelioma".

Aleks won the University PGR poster fair competition on 18th March 2019 for her poster entitled "New hope for treating mesothelioma cancer using PARP inhibitors".

Also, a huge well done to Grandezza Aburido who was in the semi-finals of the PGR poster fair.


New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund



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Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170

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