Translational Research in Cancer

Module overview

This module will give you knowledge of current translational research in the oncology field and focus on the practical application of this research to the treatment of cancer patients. Drawing on speakers from within the University and other specialists, the module will look at how strategies have developed from the bench to the bedside and vice versa. It will cover new protein kinase and angiogenic targets, the omics revolution in biomarkers and the potential of immunotherapy. Although mainly lecture-based the course will cover practical aspects such as study design for early drug development.


20 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

Optional module taken in an intensive one week block alongside MSc Clinical Oncology students.

Module dates

November 17-21 (in 2014)


Assessed summatively with a 3000 word essay; two topics are chosen by students from a choice of three.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Dr Manoj Raghavan, Honorary Senior Lecture and NHS Consultant and other senior academic staff within the School of Cancer Sciences.