Postgraduate Study

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The Leicester Cancer Research Centre has an excellent record in post-graduate student training. Our strong focus on the aetiology, biology, prevention and treatment of cancer make this an ideal environment for students to progress their studies with an MSc, MPhil, MD or PhD.

Interested in doing a MPhil, MD or PhD with us.. please click this link

Masters courses currently available in Cancer Studies are:

This exciting new course is designed to equip future scientists with the knowledge to make a difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. The course will take the mechanistic understanding of cancer biology and apply it to the analysis of risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Building on a foundation of the understanding of basic cancer cell biology, translational coverage will consider design of treatment modalities, mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery. The course will allow the students to gain expertise and knowledge in therapy, cancer chemoprevention, anti-cancer target discovery, clinical trials, imaging, cancer risk and epidemiology and biostatistics. A key component of the course is a five/six-month research project, which will give students an opportunity to study one of these areas in depth.

Course Brochure

For further information on the MSc course, please contact:

Professor G Don Jones

Telephone: +44 (0) 116 252 1841

Email: msc.mptc@le.ac.uk

The Centre is also able to cater for students wishing to undertake a research degree, leading to the award of Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosopy (PhD) on successful completion.

LCRC has 3 Postgraduate Tutors, who are available for support throughout your degree, including pastoral support and career development advice.

NameTelephoneEmail
Dr Don L J Jones +44 (0) 116 252 3169 djlj1@le.ac.uk
Dr Eugene Tulchinsky +44 (0) 116 252 3223 et32@le.ac.uk
Professor Anne Thomas +44 (0) 116 258 7601 at107@le.ac.uk

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The LCRC would like to say a huge “Congratulations” to Bethan Rogoyski, as she has been asked to represent the Genetics Society at Parliament on 26th June and she has been invited to attend the Roche Continent 2018 event in August, two very prestigious events. Well done Bethan.

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Congratulations to Bethan Rogoyski who received a £750 Junior Scientist Conference Grant from the Genetics Society, and a BACR/CRUK student travel award from BACR to attend the AACR conference on 14th-18th April.

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In a recent exercise undertaken by the NCRI’s Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) Leicester was rated as internationally competitive/leading in the Radiation Biology Research domain, one of just four centres in the UK to achieve this rating in that domain.

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All the staff and students in the LCRC extend their congratulations to Bethan Rogoyski and Sam Khan for being awarded travel bursaries from UKEMS and Health Education England respectively so they could attend the Cancer Prevention Conference in Germany.

Bethan presented her poster entitled “From Asbestos to Zinc – Can We Prevent Mesothlioma Using Repurposed Drugs?”

Sam presented her work on TBS2017-122-SK - "Targeting Nanog in colorectal tissue explant models for the evaluation of cancer prevention agents"

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Congratulations from the LCRC to the following postgraduate students

Dr Panayoti Bachkangi  12th March (PhD)

Dr Sami Mamand  8th Mar (PhD)

Dr Amal Bengreed 2nd Feb (PhD)

Dr Tim Rattay  23rd Jan (PhD)

Dr Callum Rakhitt   19th Jan (PhD)

Dr John Isherwood  18th Jan (MD)

Dr Hanaa Al-Mahmoodi  12th Jan (PhD)

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Tumour analysis following surgery could provide breakthrough in predicting how well cancer patients respond to drug treatment

Details here

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New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Details

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Centre 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

Click this link for details

Contact Details

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

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

(Please note this email address should not be used for clinical referrals or patient correspondence)

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