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Luke Wilkinson

Luke WilkinsonQ. NAME

A. Luke Wilkinson.

Q. JOB TITLE

A. Intercalating Medical Student, between years 4 and 5 of study. Currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Cancer Research.

Q. PLACE OF WORK

A. The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Q. WHAT DO YOU DO?

A. We aim to understand the relationship between pancreatic cancer cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts, a cell within the tumour microenvironment that is proven to help pancreatic cancer progress. More specifically, I am looking at two proteins and their distribution in both these cells through a variety of different techniques.

Q. HOW WILL THIS HELP TO BEAT CANCER?

A. Better understanding of the relationship between the two cells could potentially provide new treatments, reveal more about how the disease progresses and help more people survive this aggressive type of cancer.

Q. HOW DOES NORTH WEST CANCER RESEARCH SUPPORT YOUR WORK?

A. They very kindly help pay for my course fees and help with living expenses.

Q. WHAT DRIVES OR INSPIRES YOU?

A. The drive to make my family and friends proud and to leave a positive lasting impact after my time.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

A. I have many interests outside of medicine and science. I love playing and watching football, am a keen drummer, and enjoy skiing and keeping fit.  

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING?

A. Some people are so poor, all they have is money.

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