At our Trustees meeting on Monday 12 November, the Trustees decided to fund 7 new projects.

The winners are:


Dr. Ricky Sharma  of the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford. His project is entitled: “Making radiotherapy for rectal cancer more effective by identifying which drugs should be used for individual patients”costing £119,223 over 2 years.

Ms Elizabeth Tweedle of the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool and Professor John Williams of the Centre for Stress Research, University of Chester. Their project is entitled: “Targeting heat shock protein 27 in colorectal cancer” costing £40,000 over 2 years.

Prof. Sir Walter Bodmer of the University of Oxford. His project is entitled: “Molecular Imaging of Dysplasia using Fluorescent Lectins in Colonoscopy and Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)” costing £30,000 over 3 years.

Mr. Paul Barrow of the Central Manchester University Hospitals Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine. His project is entitled: “Evaluation of Beta-2 microglobulin (B2m) as a prognostic biomarker in mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer” costing £29,780 over 2 years.

Dr. James Pringle of Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, Leicester Royal Infirmary. His project is entitled: “MicroRNA Expression Profiling Based Identification of High Risk Dukes’ Stage B Colorectal Cancer” costing £29,500 over 2 years.

Prof. Jonathan Lund of the University of Nottingham/Royal Derby Hospital. his project is entitled: “Investigation of microvascular visceral blood flow in health and major abdominal surgery” costing £22,257 over 2 years.

Jenifer Barrie of the School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds. Her project is entitled: “Next generation of atraumatic laparoscopic surgical instruments through mechanical analysis of the tissue/instrument interface” costing £10,300 over 1 year.


Congratulations to all of the grant winners.

For more information on these projects, click here