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Valentine Macaulay

Associate Professor

  • Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

Research Summary

I study the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signalling in tumour biology, aiming to use this information to develop new ways to prevent and treat cancer.


Val's clinical interests are in prostate cancer and in testing the potential of novel signalling inhibitors to enhance sensitivity to conventional anti-cancer treatments.

She qualified as a doctor at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and trained in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital London and Churchill Hospital Oxford.  Following a PhD with Alan Ashworth at Chester Beatty Laboratories in London, her postdoctoral training was supported by MRC Clinician Scientist and Cancer Research UK Senior Clinical Fellowships. 


Matthew Ellis, DPhil Student
Jinseon Kim, Research Assistant
Victoria Ma, DPhil Student
Jack Mills, DPhil Student
Ashwin Nandakumar, DPhil Student
Eliot Osher, Postdoctoral Researcher
Guillaume Rieunier, Postdoctoral Researcher
Avigail Taylor, Postdoctoral Researcher
Xiaoning Wu, DPhil Student

Professor Valentine Macaulay talks about Insulin-like Growth Factors and Cancer

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