Diagnostics and Therapeutics


Cancer remains one of the most challenging, complex diseases of our time. Whether it occurs in people or animals, its effects are life changing and life threatening, debilitating and devastating.

The past four decades of cancer research have established the basic biological principles that underpin cancer initiation, growth and spread throughout the body. However, translating this information into therapeutic and diagnostic advances remains challenging due to the extensive diversity of cancer types.

Cancer specialists here in the Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research Group use the latest technological advances to explore the genetic and molecular defects that drive cancer and its diverse subtypes. Our aim is to improve the ways we prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer, across species.

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Research that makes an impact

Endocrine related cancers

Focusing on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis to improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common forms of cancer.


Tumours of the skin, soft tissues and bone

Developing urgently needed bench-to-bedside improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of highly aggressive cancers.


Epigenetics and the tumour microenvironment

Investigating how the tumour micro-environment impacts the outcome of tumour malignancy, enabling us to drive more effective treatment pathways.


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Diagnostics and Therapeutics

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD