QUB Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research
Cancer Focus NI Immunotherapy Research Project – 2020-2022
‘Exploiting the Immune Landscape of Oesophageal and Pancreatic Cancer’ – understand why some cancers are resistant to immunotherapy and identify which drugs can help overcome this resistance. Lead researchers: Dr Richard Turkington, Prof Richard Kennedy. Find out more.
Cancer Focus NI Research Fellowship – 2012-2020
‘Molecular and genetic characterisation of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) and the identification of markers of CBC risk: opportunities for personalised surgery’ – Lead researcher: Dr Kienan Savage. Find out more
‘Functional and clinical characterisation of genes involve in a novel BRCA1 interacting mRNA splicing complex’ – Lead researcher: Dr Kienan Savage. Find out more
Cancer Health Economics Research Fellow
Project involves analysis of: the costs and benefits of providing a skin cancer prevention programme; a more personalised PSA testing; the effect tobacco control programmes are having on cancer; benefits of the bowel screening programme to date. Lead researcher: Dr Ethna McFerran. Find out more.
E valuation of Smoking Prevention Programme
‘Randomised controlled trial evaluation of the Cancer Focus NI ‘Dead Cool’ Smoking Prevention Programme’. Jointly funded with the Public Health Agency Research and Development Office – Lead researcher: Dr Allen Thurston Find out more
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
‘Why do cancer patients die in hospital?’ : Part II ‘What enables Cancer Patients to Die at Home?’
Lead Researcher: Dr Anna Gavin. Download the report here.
Concord project: The Northern Ireland element of an international programme for the global surveillance of cancer survival using routine cancer registry data – Lead researcher: Dr Anna Gavin
University of Ulster
‘The Musculoskeletal Consequences of Breast Reconstruction using the Latissmus Dorsi Muscle’
Lead researcher: Dr Iseult Wilson
Lead Researcher: Dr Jackie Gracey