Our pre-clinical research involves laboratory studies that define the mechanisms of cancer development and progression and identify potential diagnostics, biomarkers and treatments that can then be taken into clinical research settings to improve patient outcomes.
Work in this theme will inform new approaches to diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, streamlining and accelerating the translation of scientific advances into more effective, safer and more individualised cancer care. The theme covers the following topics:
- Cancer genetics and genomic instability
- Cancer immunology
- Signalling and stem cells
- Drug development and model systems
Our pre-clinical work is being led by Professor Julian Sampson of Cardiff University.
Prof. Julian Sampson