Catching Cancer Early: How Long is a Piece of String?


On Tuesday, 11 August 2020, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (e2002) will deliver a research talk online for Trinity alumni.

Rebecca Fitzgerald is Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge where she directs a multi-disciplinary programme for the early detection of cancer. Rebecca also practices medicine as Hon Consultant in Gastroenterology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The focus of her own research group is to investigate the steps required for the malignant transformation of the oesophagus and stomach and to use this information to improve clinical strategies for diagnosis and prevention. Her work to develop the Cytosponge and related biomarker assays for detection of Barrett’s oesophagus and associated dysplasia has been awarded a number of prizes including the Westminster Medal, the BMJ Gastro team of the year, an NHS Innovation prize and the CRUK Jane Wardle Early Detection Prize.

In 2013, she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Rebecca is committed to teaching and is a Fellow of Medical Sciences at Trinity College Cambridge.

This event will be recorded.