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Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald FMedSci

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Professor of Cancer Prevention and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist
MRC Cancer Unit
University of Cambridge
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pre-invasive cancer and risk stratificatia paticularly in relation to Barrett's oesophagus and oesophogastric adenocarcinoma; laboratory programmes spanning cellular and microbial biology, genomics and genetic susceptibility

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Surgery, anaesthesia, oncology, clinical pathologies, radiology, oral health, ophthalmology, reproductive health

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Rebecca Fitzgerald has made outstanding contributions to knowledge of malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal tract, particularly adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, and its precursor lesion, Barrett’s oesophagus. She is an Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and a Programme Leader in the MRC Cancer Cell Unit. Her research achievements include demonstration that bile acids and acid reflux can cause fundamental changes to oesophageal epithelium in ex-vivo models of Barrett’s oesophagus. She has developed a combination of a sponge cell sampling device and a range of diagnostic biomarkers to develop screening technology to look for Barrett’s oesophagus in patients with history of acid reflux and to monitor the progression of Barrett’s oesophagus patients.

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