Department of Oncology


Information about Research Group Leaders

Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald

University Department: Oncology; affiliated with the Medical Research Council Cancer Unit (MRC CU).

Positions held: Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust; Director of Studies for Medical Sciences, Trinity College, Cambridge and Senior Research Group Leader at MRC CU, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre.


  • Postal address:

    MRC Cancer Unit
    University of Cambridge
    Hutchison/MRC Research Centre (Box 197)
    Cambridge Biomedical Campus
    United Kingdom
    CB2 0XZ

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Prospective Students

Applicants for graduate courses (PhD and MPhil):

  • In the first instance, please check the University's Job Opportunities website for advertised studentships:
  • Please contact me to discuss whether I am able to offer you a project BEFORE you submit your online GRADSAF application form for admission to the University. 
  • If I am able to offer you a position, you should then make your online GRADSAF application to the Department of MRC CU and state my name in the "Prospective Supervisor" section of the form.


Title: Gastro-oesophageal Cancers; Understanding Pathogenesis of Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinomas in Order to Improve Disease Management and Patient Care:

  1. BEST: Barrett’s oesophagus screening trial in a primary cohort using a non-endoscopic sampling device.
  2. A study to identify Barrett’s oesophagus susceptibility genes.
  3. NOSE: Nasal or Standard Endoscopy Study.
  4. COUGAR-01: study of predictive biomarkers in patients with oesophago-gastric cancer treated with chemotherapy.

Overview & further information: Please click here


Key publications

For a list of publications please click here.

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