Oncologist wins travel fellowship to New York City

Dr Patricia Roxburgh, clinical lecturer in medical oncology at the Beatson Institute, has been awarded a £20,000 fellowship to undertake a placement with Roche Pharmaceuticals in New York City.

Dr Roxburgh was awarded the Davies Foundation Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and will work with Roche on their MDM2 inhibitor programme (anti-cancer drugs, designed to reactivate tumour suppressor p53).

Dr Roxburgh said: “I completed my PhD in Professor Karen Vousden's lab working on manipulating the p53 pathway to treat cancer.

“My role will be as part of the study management team developing protocols and biomarker studies for the early clinical studies of these compounds.

“I am so excited to be given the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry, work on the most advanced MDM2 inhibitor programme and to work and spend time living in New York.”

First published: 13 September 2015