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 Executive Board

Professor Duncan Jodrell, DM MSc FRCPE – Director, Researcher and Medical Oncologist


Duncan is Professor of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge. Also, he is a Senior Group Leader and Head of the Pharmacology and Drug Development Group at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. 

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Mr. Raaj Praseedom, MBBS, FRCS, MS – Deputy Director and Surgeon


Raaj Praseedom is a Consultant HepatoPancreatoBiliary & Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Lead Clinician for the Anglia Cancer Network Specialist HPB Multi Disciplinary Team.

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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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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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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 is Clinical Director for Systemic Therapies in the Cancer Division at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She is Lead Oncologist for the pancreatic cancer service at Addenbrooke’s and across the Anglia Cancer 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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Gerald Coteman – Director of Community Engagement

frameGerald Coteman is Managing Partner of The Focus Group, Business and Management consultants. He was born and educated in Cambridge and has wide experience of the private, public and not for profit sectors. A former Cambridge City and Cambridgeshire County Councillor, he joined the then Cambridge Health Authority as a Board Member in the early 1980s.

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