There is an extensive body of cancer research across two faculties (Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences) at the University of Bristol and at the University of West of England, which is focused on the role of individual proteins and protein families in cancer development and metastasis. We use models ranging from tissue culture through to the translucent zebrafish larvae and mouse work in order to understand fundamental principles of cancer cell proliferation, migration and interaction with immune cells.
Increasingly, the work involves close collaboration with genetic epidemiologists and clinical and population scientists and is particularly taking advantage of the availability of unique local tissue resources and banks (eg prostate).
The research offers broad opportunities for clinical engagement across a number of cancer diagnoses; most specifically this is ongoing in prostate and colon cancer, but includes further activities and opportunities in breast, Wilms, neuroblastoma, glioma, lung, upper gastro-intestinal, head and neck, and neuroendocrine tumours.
Contact details for individual members of the basic science research group can be found in the People Directory
Cancer at the University of Bristol is a vibrant multidisciplinary community embracing a wide range of approaches to tackling the challenges of treating and preventing cancer.
If you are a prospective student or have any admissions queries please go the relevant webpages, where full details on courses, fees and funding can be found.
- Undergraduate admissions, t: +44 (0) 117 394 1649, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postgraduate admissions or individual Principal Investigator websites for further details
Further postgraduate support is offered by the Bristol Doctoral College.
As a multidisciplinary network cancer research at Bristol draws expertise from across the University and beyond. You can learn more about the work being carried out in specific groups by visiting their research pages.
- Colorectal cancer
- Childhood cancer
- Epigenetics and cancer
- Insulin-like Growth Factors and Metabolic Endocrinology Group (IMEG)
- Functions of Rho GTPases in cancer, immune function and angiogenesis
- Protein kinase signalling in lung cancer and glioma
- Fascin-based protrusions and their role in carcinoma cell migration and metastasis
- Basic and clinical research looking at how autophagy protects cells in disease
- Immune response and tumour initiation
- Competition amongst Eph receptors regulates contact inhibitions of locomotion and invasiveness in prostate cancer cells