Interview with David Church on the Importance of Bowel Cancer Awareness

Dr David Church has been talking to That’s TV Oxfordshire about the importance of Bowel Cancer Awareness and the great work that’s done here in Oxford which we are highlighting on our website this month.

Digestive Tract Cancers, specifically colorectal cancer, is an area of intense research activity in Oxford, and is a cornerstone of many of our focus themes: Cancer Big Data, Improved Treatments, Early Detection and Immunology. Over a dozen research groups of Oxford’s researchers are doing world-leading research and collaborating internationally.

David hopes to improve care for the large number of patients diagnosed with these cancers, by refining their treatment, and identifying new therapeutic targets. He has recently been awarded a CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship, which supports excellent clinician scientists to develop independence and leadership in their field of academic research. David’s project aims to define the functional genomic landscape of mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) and POLE exonuclease domain mutations (POLE-exo) in colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer, and to determine how variation in these molecular features correlate with patient outcome.

Watch David’s interview here:

The interview with David has been aired on the 5th April 2019 during the 6pm news at That’s TV Oxfordshire and further That’s TV stations.

Find out more about David’s research!
More details about David’s CRUK Advanced Clinicial Scientist Fellowship