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Professor Duncan Jodrell, DM MSc FRCP(Edin.) – Director, Researcher and Medical Oncologist Duncan is the Professor of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He is also the Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Lead, Director of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) and an honorary consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.


Duncan is a fully trained and accredited Medical Oncologist who completed his doctoral thesis work at the Institute of Cancer Research. He undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Maryland, before returning to the Royal Marsden Hospital and subsequently the Beatson Oncology Centre, where he completed his clinical speciality training.

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Mr. Raaj Praseedom, MBBS, MA(Cantab), FRCS, MS – Deputy Director and Surgeon


Raaj Praseedom is a Consultant HepatoPancreatoBiliary & Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Praseedom trained in Edinburgh and Cambridge, and was appointed a consultant HPB-Transplant surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge in 2000.

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Aarthi Gopinathan – Translational Scientist


Aarthi Gopinathan did her doctoral thesis work in Professor Tuveson’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania and the Cancer Research UK – Cambridge Research Institute. Her research involved working on preclinical therapeutics and the biology of pancreatic cancer, identifying pathways and therapies of importance.

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Professor Ashok Venkitaraman


Ashok Venkitaraman holds the Ursula Zoellner Professorship of Cancer Research at the University of Cambridge, and is the Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Cell Unit. He leads a multidisciplinary initiative that aims to pioneer new approaches for chemical biology and the development of small-molecule therapeutics.

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Bristi Basu – Cancer Research UK Medical Oncologist and Patient Liaison


Dr Bristi Basu is a Cancer Research UK Consultant Medical Oncologist in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. She trained in Medicine at Oxford University before undertaking clinical specialty training in Medical Oncology at Cambridge.

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Gerald Coteman – Director of Community Engagement

frameGerald has a background in health going back to the early 1980s when he joined the Board of the then Cambridge Health Authority. He subsequently became a Board Director of North Herts NHS Trust, based at the Lister Hospital, and joined the Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust Board in 1999. With the advent of NHS Foundation Trusts, he was appointed to the Board of Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust in 2004.

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Dr. Nicholas Carroll – Radiologist

frameNick Carroll is a consultant gastrointestinal radiologist specialising in endoscopic ultrasound. He is a member of the BSGAR and ESGAR and has published on EUS in pancreatic disease and combined EUS and EBUS for lung cancer staging.

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Dr Pippa Corrie PhD FRCP – Consultant and Associate Lecturer in Medical Oncology


Pippa Corrie established the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, led one of the first wave NCRN regional research networks and is now NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Cancer: Late Phase and International Cancer Trials, as well as Cancer Specialty Lead for the NIHR Eastern Clinical Research Network.

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Dr. Rebecca Brais – Pathologist

frameRebecca Brais is a Consultant Histopathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently involved in numerous collaborative research projects and trials including the first national trial on neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas.

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