The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles
Title & Affiliation:
John Black Associate Professor of Prostate Cancer, Interim Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers, University of Bergen, Norway
Professor, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: My research focuses on understanding the contributions of transcriptional and metabolic dysregulation to cancer progression with a primary focus on prostate cancer.
Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: The excitement of making discoveries and increasing knowledge whilst contributing to tackling a major health issue.
Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: Understanding that many of the driving biological processes that sustain cancer progression are subversions of normal physiological functions and attempting to perturb these selectively to target cancer development.
Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: Run, hike, sing in a choir.