Andrew Beggs Clinical Lecturer Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham

Andrew Beggs is a Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. He currently holds a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship for Clinician Scientists.

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His major research interests include colorectal cancer biology and translational medicine. He has published articles in The Lancet, Gut, Journal of Pathology and PLoS Genetics. He collaborated in writing the European consensus guidelines for the management of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

Andrew has been awarded grant funding from Wellcome Trust, Illumina UK, Cancer Research UK, Mason Medical Research Foundation, Peel Medical Research Trust & St Georges Hospital Charity.

He is currently Deputy Chair of the Junior Investigators Committee of the CRUK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre Network.

His current research programme is examining the molecular stratification of rectal cancer. He is also carrying out research into soft tissue sarcoma using next generation sequencing technologies, biomarker development technologies and runs a bioinformatics “dry-lab” to search for novel therapeutic targets and stratification markers.