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Chris McCabe works on mechanisms of endocrine cancers, including thyroid and breast tumour models. The McCabe group currently holds funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK. Its current research focuses on:

Assessment of the role of the proto-oncogenes PTTG and PBF in thyroid, breast and colon tumours
In vitro and in vivo models exploring gene function
Gene expression in multiple tumour models
Mechanisms of aneuploidy and genetic instability in thyroid and colon cancer
The action of the sodium iodide symporter NIS in radioiodine treatment of thyroid and other tumours
Diverse mechanisms of endocrine cancer
Murine models of tumourigenesis

Professor McCabe currently supervises six doctoral researchers and is interested in supervising future projects in the areas of breast cancer invasion and thyroid cancer therapy.


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of Sheffield 1987-1990

BSc: First Class Special Honours in



PhD: Genetic Aspects of Circadian Rhythmicity in Drosophila melanogaster

University of Birmingham 1990-1994


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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Wellcome Trust





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