It has become increasingly clear that rather than being a single disease, cancer is a heterogeneous collection of diseases. In order to diagnose and treat cancer effectively, strategies for patient selection must be combined with the development of molecularly targeted therapeutics so that patients can receive the drug or combination of drugs which is most appropriate for the treatment of their disease, at the appropriate time. This approach necessitates the involvement of multi-disciplinary teams of basic researchers and clinicians, working within an infrastructure which allows for effective knowledge transfer.
Drug Discovery Group (Professor Tim Harrison, Lead Investigator)
Academic Medicinal Chemistry Group (Dr Rich Williams, Lead Investigator)