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Cancer

PGR-RA-122

Expertise of research area
breast cancer; cancer biology; cancer genomics; cancer registration; cancer therapeutics; cancer treatment; colorectal cancer; liver cancers; ovarian cancer


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Cancer will, directly and indirectly, affect most of the population. Our aim is to improve cancer outcomes through truly interdisciplinary approaches, across the breadth of clinical cancer care through to biology, physical and engineering sciences.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Early and accurate diagnosis, together with effective and well tolerated treatments, will continue to improve the outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.</p> <p>There are major challenges to&nbsp;overcome in order to reduce cancer incidence and improve outcomes for cancer patients. Understanding the causes of cancer and the underlying biological basis will drive approaches to cancer prevention, while&nbsp;new biological understanding will&nbsp;power the identification of new therapeutic approaches to novel targets.</p> <p>Interdisciplinary teams&nbsp;drive new chemical, physical and engineering discoveries which can be translated into novel devices and technologies for clinical use. Early and accurate diagnosis, along&nbsp;with the right cancer health strategies during and after treatment, will steadily improve the outcomes of all cancer patients.</p> <p>Our approach to improving cancer outcomes involves:</p> <ul> <li>the application of pathological and clinical sciences to create a more precise practice of cancer surgery and oncology</li> <li>clinical and applied health research</li> <li>collaboration with biologists, physical scientists and engineers to develop and apply new discoveries in these sciences and new devices to improve cancer outcomes in the long term.</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221</p>