Simon Leedham

Session 2: Basic Science/GI Oncology Free Papers
(Tue 10:30 – 12:30 Meeting Room 8) Chairing Session
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Session 4: Colorectal Cancer:  Personalised Practice for a Given Pathology
(Tue 16:00 – 17:30 Meeting Room 8)
Presentation Title: Personalised Approaches to Bowel Cancer
(17:10 – 17:30)
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Simon Leedham
MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM), a joint initiative between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne’s College in Oxford, UK. Harnessing and integrating the power of molecular technology to tailor healthcare is at the cutting edge of modern clinical medicine. The CPM was formed to engage clinicians, academics, students and the public with the benefits and challenges of this integration. 

Simons research focuses on the morphogen signaling pathways that control intestinal stem cell fate in intestinal homeostasis, regeneration and cancer. For his research he won the United European Gastroenterology Rising Star Award in 2010 and the British Society of GastroenterologySir Francis Avery Jones Research prize in 2015. He has published more than 40 peer review articles in the field in journals including Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Cell Reports, Gastroenterology and Gut.


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