Professor Paul Pharoah
Professor Paul Pharoah is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Data analysis and modelling
I am interested in the architecture of genetic susceptibility to common cancers (primarily breast, ovarian and colorectal). I am also interested in understanding how germline genetic variation influences disease heterogeneity and heterogeneity in the clinical outcomes of cancer.
1. Bolton KL, Chenevix-Trench G, Goh C, Sadetzki S, Ramus SJ, Karlan BY, et al. Association between BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and survival in women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. JAMA 2012;307(4):382–90.
2, Pharoah PD, Antoniou AC, Easton DF, Ponder BA. Polygenes, risk prediction, and targeted prevention of breast cancer. N Engl J Med 2008;358(26):2796–803.
3, Pharoah PD, Tsai YY, Ramus SJ, Phelan CM, Goode EL, Lawrenson K, et al. GWAS meta-analysis and replication identifies three new susceptibility loci for ovarian cancer. Nat Genet 2013;45(4):362–70.