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The Cancer Institute, draws together research teams at UCL which focus on Cancer Biology and Translational Research, Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, and Clinical Cancer Studies. The Institute is a cross-disciplinary entity which promotes interdepartmental and cross-faculty learning and research. 

Funded PhD opportunities open to application

PhD studentship: Improving the outcome for patients with stomach cancer

This is a 4-year PhD studentship funded by The Azima Foundation, which covers tuition fees at the UK rate and a stipend of £21,000 per year. The start date for this studentship is September 2021. 

  • Primary supervisor: Professor Daniel Hochhauser
  • Secondary supervisor: Professor John Hartley

Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021  

Details and Application


PhD studentship: A novel approach to optimising therapies in colorectal cancer

The Agnes Lee Studentship is a 4-year PhD studentship, which covers tuition fees at the UK rate and a stipend of £21,000 per year. The start date for this studentship is September 2021.

  • Primary supervisor: Professor Daniel Hochhauser
  • Secondary supervisor: Professor Clare Futter

Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021  

Details and Application


PhD studentship: Mechanisms of generation and maintenance of extrachromosomal DNA in lung cancer

This is a 4-year CASE studentship funded by BBSRC and AstraZeneca, which covers tuition fees at Home UK rate and a stipend of £21,285 per annum.

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Nnenna Kanu 
  • Secondary supervisor: Dr Su Kit Chew 

Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021  

Details and Application


Research at UCL

UCL Cancer Institute PhD Research Poster Competition 2018
PhD students present their work at the annual Institute research poster competition:

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Life in Medical Sciences
PhD student, Aśka (Prof Charles Swanton's lab), talks about her research on the evolution and adaptation of cancer:
 

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Funded PhD studentship and fellowship opportunities

We will advertise funded research projects on here and on FindaPhD. If you would like to hear about studentships and fellowships as soon they become available, please submit your details using the form below. (This information will only be used by the UCL Cancer Institute to send you information on funded PhD projects).

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