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Eileen Parkes

MB BCh, Ba(O) (Hons), MRCP (Onc), PhD


  • Consultant Medical Oncologist, Early Phase Trials


  • Understand resistance mechanisms to immune-targeting treatments in cancer;
  • Characterise the role of the interaction of chromosomal instability and DNA repair deficiency with immune activation in tumour initiation, progression and response.
  • Study tumour microenvironment, fibroblasts and extracellular matrix in chromosomally unstable cancers.

In the Parkes Lab we study intrinsic inflammatory pathways in cancer. These are important immune pathways, present in all cells, that act as emergency response pathways to viral infection. However, in cancer, these pathways can be rewired and hijacked by the tumour to promote growth, invasion and metastasis.

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