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Dr Stephen Hiscox  -  BSc PhD

Career Profile

I joined the Metastasis Research Group within the University of Wales College of Medicine as a member of research staff in 1993. I received the American Association for Cancer Research Young Investigators Award in 1998 and, in 1999, attained my PhD and received a University of Wales College of Medicine Senior Research Fellowship in recognition of my contribution to research within the college. After spending a further 3 years within this group, I joined the Tenovus Centre for Cancer Research in 2001. In 2007, I was awarded an RCUK Academic Fellowship to enable me to pursue my research and teaching interests in the field of cancer invasion and metastasis within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University. Promotion to Senior Lecturer in the School followed in 2012.


Research Interest

Having previously trained in the field of cancer metastasis, my research interests are concerned with studying how tumour cells develop a metastatic phenotype, how drug resistance contributes to this process and exploring the role of the tumour microenvironment as a modulator of such behaviour. The goal of these studies is to reveal clinical markers of drug response/relapse and clinical targets through which tumour spread can be repressed.


Scientific & Professional Service 

I am currently a member of the Executive Committee for the British Association for Cancer Research, a charitable organisation of over 1000 cancer professionals, and a member of the PhD Grants Panel for the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care.


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