Basic research

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

Contact details for individual members of the basic science research group can be found in the People Directory

PhD/MD projects

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.

Further postgraduate support is offered by the Bristol Doctoral College.

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