Professor Nick Lemoine
Professor Lemoine is the Director of Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and is a world leader in pancreatic cancer research. Pancreatic cancer is hard to treat and the outlook for patients is generally poor, but Professor Lemoine hopes to change that through his pioneering work.
He and his team are analysing the genetic information of pancreatic tumour cells to identify which faulty genes play a role in the disease. Understanding which molecules and genes are involved in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer will help the team identify potential new targets for therapy, in particular those that stop the cancer from spreading in the body. Professor Lemoine’s research will therefore hopefully lead to the development of new, more precise treatments for the disease, ultimately helping more people survive this hard to treat cancer.