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This World Cancer Day, four Principal Investigators from the University of Oxford, including Andi Roy, Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the Department of Paediatrics, talk candidly about their work and how they’re helping the fight against cancer.

Principal Investigators at Oxford University talk about their research contributions in the fight against cancer

Andi Roy is a member of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit (MRC MHU) and an honorary paediatric haematology consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Professor Roy leads her group in the study of childhood leukaemia, specifically blood cancers, and how they develop early in life.

Professor KJ Patel is the Chief Scientist of Cancer Research UK, as well as the Director of both the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and the MRC MHU. The Patel Group are investigating how alcohol can contribute to the emergence of a number of common cancers.

Ahmed Ahmed is a Professor of Gynaecological Oncology in the Nuffield Department of Women’s Reproductive Health and a consultant surgeon at the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre.

The Ahmed Group is looking into how normal cells develop into cancer cells, with the aim of improving early detection of ovarian cancers.

Ben Fairfax is a Professor of Cancer Immunogenetics in the Department of Oncology, in addition to being an honorary consultant oncologist with the Oxford University Hospitals. His group researches how genetics can influence how well patients respond to cancer immunotherapy.

This video highlights just some of the amazing research being carried out. 

Research mentioned in this video was funded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

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