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Research groups

Ashwin Nandakumar


DPhil Student

My research focuses on investigating the IGF axis in prostate cancer


I am a second-year DPhil student researching the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis as a risk factor for prostate cancer. My research aims to investigate how high circulating IGF-1 could influence risk by regulating components of the tumour microenvironment. I am also currently the DPhil student representative and sit on the Athena Swan committee in the Department of Oncology.

Ashwin Nandakumar discusses the process of applying for a place on the DPhil in Oncology.