The Birrer laboratory has had a long-term interest in characterizing the molecular origins of gynecologic cancers. This interest includes the identification and characterization of mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes within cancers of the ovary, endometrial and cervix.
Hani Gabra is a leading internationally recognised oncologist specialising in gynaecologic and ovarian cancers.
Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.
Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with its own methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Hani GabraCo-Founder, Board Member and Chief Scientific Officer at Papyrus Therapeutics Inc; Consultant Medical Oncologist, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust; Professor Emeritus in Medical Oncology, Imperial College London
Professor Gabra is Co-Founder, Board Member and Chief Scientific Officer at Papyrus Therapeutics Inc; he also hold the position of Consultant Medical Oncologist at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and is Professor Emeritus in Medical Oncology, Imperial College London.
He has extensive experience of preclinical cancer biology and clinical drug development, having previously been Chief Medical Officer at BerGenBio,Oxford, UK and Vice President in Early Clinical Development at AstraZeneca in Cambridge, UK, concurrently holding the positions of Professor of Medical Oncology at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (since 2003) and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers at University of Bergen. He was previously Head of Medical Oncology, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre and Head of Imperial College Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, as well as Chief of Service of the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Imperial College London. Prior to that he was Cancer Research UK Clinical Scientist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Medical Oncology at the CRUK Medical Oncology Unit in the University of Edinburgh.
Prof Gabra is an internationally recognised leader in translational research and gynaecological oncology. His research interests include tumour suppressor genes that regulate receptor tyrosine kinase networks (including AXL), the molecular basis of clinical platinum resistance, and all phases of ovarian cancer clinical research. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications and patents, with over 15,000 citations associated with his publications.
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