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Dr Buckley’s research focuses on understanding the pathways driving breast and ovarian cancer with a particular focus on triple negative breast cancer and the breast and ovarian tumour suppressor gene, BRCA1.

Dr Buckley’s stratified medicine approach integrates in vitroin vivo, bioinformatics and molecular pathology methodologies to analyse tumours, identifying key pathways underpinning poor outcome.

Detailed knowledge of this biology is then used to identify appropriate targeted treatment options, personalising therapy in an area of unmet clinical need.

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PhD Title: Identification of Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutic Strategies in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Name: Ahmed Elkashif
Years of Study: 2017-2020
Country: Northern Ireland


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Dr Catherine Knowlson

PhD Title: Characterisation of the Prolyl Isomerase, Pin1, in BRCA1-deficient Breast Cancer

Years of Study: 2014-2017
Country: Scotland
Current position: Research Scientist in CV6 Therapeutics

Dr Elaine Craig

PhD Title: Investigation of the role of the Two Pore Potassium Channels (KCNK) in High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Years of Study: 2015-2017
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Consultant Gynae-Oncology Surgeon, Belfast City Hospital

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