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University of Liverpool: Cancer Biology and Therapy

Institution University of Liverpool
Department School of Life Sciences
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught


This programme is designed to provide a high level understanding of the theory and practice of cancer research and to connect cancer-related biomedical research with clinical applications.

Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

The programme is taught by both internationally renowned biomedical scientists and clinicians in practice, to provide in-depth scientific knowledge of the molecular mechanisms driving different cancer diseases and their relevance to clinical treatment options.

The core element of the programme covers a wide spectrum of research activities, starting from the identification of novel targets, through their validation in pre-clinical tumour models, and ultimately their validation in early phase clinical trials. As part of this MSc Programme, you will learn how to design, plan and set-up translational cancer studies. Each topic will be exemplified by ongoing translational studies within the University of Liverpool and you will directly interact with academic scientists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists involved in these research studies. The final research project allows you to join one of our research teams to implement their project. For those aiming to pursue a PhD this will align to a specialist area of research within the Institute of Systems, Molecular, and Integrative Biology (ISMIB).

This MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy programme takes a "bench to bedside" approach to enable you to work within a multidisciplinary environment of world leading scientists and cancer specialists to address the latest challenges in cancer research. The position of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre at the North of the City will also raise the profile of Liverpool as a centre of excellence and strategically connect the institutions for the benefit of both students and patients.


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