Rik Bryan, MRCS

Prof, Senior Research Fellow, MBChB, PhD

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Rik Bryan has an interest in all aspects of bladder cancer, from optical technologies and surgical techniques to biomarker discovery and molecular pathways. He has a track record of research and publication in the following areas:

Biomarker discovery: Proteomic and metabolomic analyses of urine; tissue array-based immunohistochemical analyses of multiple molecular markers; next-generation sequencing of tumour tissue
Bladder tumour immunology: Basic science and responses to BCG therapy
Pathway-based research: Investigation of the potential links between cadherin switching and bladder cancer stem cells; tumour hypoxia pathways
Narrow band imaging cystoscopy: Trial-based investigation of the utility of NBI in bladder tumour resection and subsequent disease surveillance


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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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  • European Journal of Human Genetics 2018

    Togneri, Fiona (Recipient), Ward, Douglas (Recipient), Foster, Joseph M (Recipient), Devall, Adam (Recipient), Wojtowicz, Paula (Recipient), Alyas, Sofia (Recipient), Ramos Vasques, Fabiana (Recipient), Oumie, Assa (Recipient), James, Nicholas (Recipient), Cheng, KK (Recipient), Zeegers, Maurice (Recipient), Deshmukh, Nayneeta (Recipient), O'Sullivan, Brendan (Recipient), Taniere, Philippe (Recipient), Spink, Karen G (Recipient), McMullan, Dominic (Recipient), Griffiths, Mike (Recipient) & Bryan, Rik (Recipient), 22 Feb 2018

    Prize: Other distinction