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Mackenzie Institute Keynote Speaker: Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald Early Diagnosis of Oesophagael Cancer: Trailblazing with the Cytosponge

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald's research group's focus is to improve methods for early detection of oesophageal cancer through better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis.

Professor Fitzgerald was awarded the prestigious Westminster medal and prize for her first proof-of-concept work on the Cytosponge and associated assays for diagnosing Barrett's oesophagus in 2004. Since then this work has received an NHS Innovation prize (2011) and the BMJ Gastro team of the year award (2016). She received a Lister Prize Fellowship in 2008 and in 2013 was awarded an NIHR Research Professorship to facilitate translational research for patient benefit. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013.

Professor Fitzgerald's presentation is titled ‘Early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer: trailblazing with Cytosponge'.

This presentation is open for all to attend, including undergraduates, postgraduates and all staff.