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Room 1TB2 31, First Floor Main Building
Institute of Cancer & Genetics, School of Medicine
Cardiff University, University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Multidisciplinary Research Groups

Four multidisciplinary research groups (MDRGs) have been formed as part of the Wales Cancer Partnership to encourage cross discipline discussion and to facilitate research collaborations. The four groups focus individually on breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer research and each group is chaired jointly by a clinician and a scientist.

The MDRGs are developing independently and, by addressing issues specific to the tumour type of interest, and harnessing the huge wealth of knowledge and expertise within the groups, they are exploring innovative methodologies and proposals to expedite research for ultimate patient benefit.

Membership includes, but is not limited to: surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, research nurses and lay representatives. Representatives from the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the Wales Cancer Bank are also part of the groups to advise and assist with formulating research ideas that include genetic analysis and bio-sample and/or data collection.

Involvement of such a wide range of research active disciplines is initiating new and exciting ideas for joint research proposals and a master template protocol has been developed to facilitate submission of these proposals to the Clinical Research Portfolio.

Groups meet regularly in UHW and are open to anyone who is interested in participating from across higher education institutions and the NHS across Wales.

If you are interested in joining a group, or multiple groups, please contact the relevant chairs:

Breast

Prof. Peter Barrett-Lee
Dr. Luke Piggott

Peter.Barrett-Lee@wales.nhs.uk
PiggottL@cardiff.ac.uk 

Colorectal

Prof. Dean Harris

Dean.A.Harris@wales.nhs.uk 

Lung

Dr. Paul Shaw
Dr. Andrew Hollins 

paul.shaw@wales.nhs.uk
HollinsAJ@cardiff.ac.uk 

Prostate

Prof. Howard Kynaston

Prof. Shareen Doak

kynastonh@cardiff.ac.uk
howard.kynaston@wales.nhs.uk
s.h.doak@swansea.ac.uk 

 

MDRG MEETING DATES

Lung (Projects Subgroup) – Friday 14th July 3pm – Classroom 1, Upper Ground Floor, UHW Main Building 

Prostate – Friday 22nd September 11am – Council Room, Upper Ground Floor, UHW Main Building

Colorectal – Wednesday 27th September 3pm – venue to be confirmed

Breast – Thursday 19th October 10:30am – venue to be confirmed