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Dr Rakesh Heer

Another example of the way in which support from the Foundation has been used to generate new data. Dr Rakesh Heer, an academic urological surgeon based at the NICR, has collected samples from bladder cancers to generate a tissue micro array containing 400 clinical cases. This will enable him to compare tumours for the presence of microscopic features which will predict how well an individual patient is likely to respond to drug treatment, surgery or treatment with X-rays.

He will link these findings to the results of highly sophisticated tests on the genetic code of the tumours and to a database of clinical information.

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