Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Leeds
Thomas Hughes The aim of my research is to increase understanding of the biology of cancers, particularly breast cancer, with a view to using these new insights to improve cancer outcomes. Particular research strengths are investigations into regulation of gene expression, roles of the tumour microenvironment, use and identification of cancer biomarkers and targets, and novel therapies. My work involves close collaboration with staff at the Leeds NHS Trusts, including surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and immunologists. This underpins my research by allowing access to clinical tissue and data, and translation of findings into the clinic. I also collaborate closely with engineers and chemists on the development of nanomedicine approaches for drug delivery and novel therapeutics.