Cancer Research Group

The Cancer Research Group is looking at a range of areas concerning cancer.

Group leader

Professor John Darling:

  • Director, Research Institute of Healthcare Science
  • Professor of Biomedical Science and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College, London, WC1N 3BG

Research interests:

  • Molecular pathogenesis of adult and childhood brain tumours
  • Development and characterization of in vitro model systems of human brain tumours
  • The development of experimental therapies for malignant brain tumours
  • Development and application of in vitro tests to predict response to chemotherapy in patients with malignant brain tumours

Group members

Ovarian Cancer Research:

Clinical trials, prediction of clinical response in ovarian cancer using genetic techniques.

  • Prof David Ferry (BBCRN, New Cross Hospital)

Cell and Molecular Biology:

Stress responses in eukaryotes and interests in DNA repair systems in humans

Breast Cancer Research:

The role of nixtric oxide in breast cancer biology

  • Dr Jan H Martin

Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Research:

Aspects of cell biology, molecular biology of disease in colorectal and ovarian cancer and DNA repair

Brain tumour and Colorectal Cancer Research:

Targeting NF-KB pathway to improve cancer chemotherapy outcome, and the development of novel promoter systems for gene-directed enzyme proding therapy (GDEPT)

Research Fellows

  • Dr Sarah Brown

Research students

  • Donna Brown
  • Stephen Crotty
  • Harpreet Dibra
  • Elisabeth Goessl
  • Victoria Wootton