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Research

Current PhD student projects

A future without cancer. That’s what we’re working towards. At Tenovus Cancer Care we’ve funded vital research for over 50 years. We’re finding new ways to diagnose it, better ways to treat it, and we’re making life easier for people living with cancer today.

Below are the projects that Tenovus Cancer Care is currently supporting to continue helping those affected by cancer.

To see our completed lab projects, click here.

2015, 2013

 

2016

Development of immune-modulators for preventing immune suppression by cancer-associated LAG3+CD4+ T-cells 

Student: Georgina Mason
Supervisor: Professor Andrew Godkin
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: Bowel
Start and End Date: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
This PhD studentship is funded in partnership with Sêr Cymru

T-cell correlates of successful immunotherapy

Student: Sarah Galloway
Supervisor: Professor Andrew Sewell
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Cancer drug delivery
Start and End Date: Oct 2016 – Sept 2019

2015

Development of novel Antibody Drug Conjugates for oncology applications 

Student: David Howard
Supervisor: Professor Steve Conlan
Location: Swansea University
Cancer Type: All – New cancer drugs
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Targeting zinc signalling to prevent cell division in cancer 

Student: Silvia Ziliotto
Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Taylor
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Tumour Growth, Zinc
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Are prostate cancer stem-cells susceptible to T cell-mediated killing? 

Student: Amy Codd
Supervisor: Dr Zsuzsanna Tabi
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: Prostate
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Human gdT-APCs: Processing of Tumour Antigens and Induction of Anti-Tumour Immunity

Student: Teja Rus
Supervisor: Professor Bernhard Moser
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Immunotherapy
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018
This PhD studentship is fully funded thanks to the generous support of the Masonic Samaritan Fund

Genetic instability upon loss of the tumour suppressor Folliculin 

Student: Rachel Russell
Supervisor: Dr Andy Tee
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Genetics and tumour growth
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Development of a novel adenovirus serotype for cancer virotherapy applications

Student: Alex Baker
Supervisor: Dr Alan Parker
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Virotherapies (Treatment of malignancies using engineered viruses)
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Characterising exosome uptake for elucidating their role in cancer progression and as potential drug delivery vectors

Student: Alex Cocks
Supervisor: Dr Aled Clayton
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: All – Cancer drug delivery
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2018

Functions of MIF in glioblastoma tumour progression 

Student: Ana Jimenez-Pascual
Supervisor: Dr Florian Siebzehnrubl
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: Brain
Start and End Date: Oct 2015 – Sept 2019

2013

The role of nucleotide excision repair in providing resistance to the nucleoside analogues Gemcitabine and Cytarabine

Student: Helena Robinson
Supervisor: Dr Edgar Hartsuiker
Location: Bangor University
Cancer Type: All
Start and End Date: June 2013 – Sept 2017

The role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and glycolytic metabolism in leukaemogenesis

Student: Andrew Robinson
Supervisor: Dr Alex Tonks
Location: Cardiff University
Cancer Type: Leukaemia (Blood)
Start and End Date: Oct 2013 – Dec 2017