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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Professor Sarah Coupland is a Lead of the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG), Professor Sarah Coupland is a Consultant Histopathologist and the George Holt Chair of Pathology, University of Liverpool. She is also the Director of the North West Cancer Research Centre-University of Liverpool. The group focuses clinical on molecular genetics of cancers with particular interests in uveal melanoma; conjunctival melanoma; intraocular and ocular adnexal lymphomas.

Research themes

ITEM: CR-UK funded multicentre single arm phase II study of imatinib in good performance status patients with c-kit positive metastatic uveal melanoma. Associated biosamples collected for translational purposes include; blood samples, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks of the metastatic lesions and matched primary tumours (where available).

SUAVE: CR-UK funded multicentre randomised phase II study of sunitinib in good performance status patients with metastatic uveal melanoma. Associated biosamples collected for translational purposes include; blood samples, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks of the metastatic lesions and matched primary tumours (where available).

Our research themes include:

Uveal melanoma
Conjunctival melanoma
Intraocular and ocular adnexal lymphomas
CNS lymphoma.

Our reserach interests include:

The role of tumour stem cells in uveal melanoma development and progression
Identification of regulators of metastasis
Molecular characteristics of metastatic liver lesions in uveal melanoma: the search for therapeutic targets
Comparative digital transcriptional profiling of canine and human uveal melanomas
Proteomic discovery of serum biomarkers in metastatic UM
The role of a novel inhibitory isoform of VEGF in ocular melanoma
Conjunctival melanoma: a multicentre study correlating baseline features with histology and genetics
Gross chromosomal abnormalities in iris melanoma
Estimating survival prognosis after treatment of choroidal melanomaMedical education.

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£ 23,650per year

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University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 35

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 72%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    32nd

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