As a Clinical Research Fellow with CanTest, Garth is currently undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Public Health and Primary Care in Cambridge. His research focusses on improving the detection of gynaecological cancer in primary care. This work will evaluate the performance of current tests for gynaecological cancer and identify and evaluate the potential of alternative approaches and novel tests for use in primary care.
Garth studied medicine at the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge, where his interest in cancer research developed. He undertook a research BSc and was awarded several research scholarships and prizes. He spent time in cancer labs in the UK, France and Singapore where his work focused on cancer protein interactions and the development of viruses to target and kill cancers. After graduation, he moved to Manchester where he undertook Academic Foundation Training, worked in a tertiary cancer centre and was later awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice. He was recently awarded a Wellbeing of Women charity grant to evaluate the diagnostic performance of serum biomarkers for the detection of ovarian cancer in symptomatic primary care patients. This research is currently ongoing.
University of Cambridge
Gynaecological cancer diagnosis, cancer biomarkers, research education
- Zhou Y, Funston G, Lyratzopoulos G, Walter FM. Improving the Timely Detection of Bladder and Kidney Cancer in Primary Care. Advances in Therapy, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12325-019-00966-x
- Funston G, Van Melle M, Ladegaard Baun M-L, Jensen H, Helsper C, Emery J, Crosbie EJ, Thompson M, Hamilton W, Walter F. Variation in the initial assessment and investigation for ovarian cancer in symptomatic women: a systematic review of international guidelines. BMC Cancer, 2019, 19:1028 doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6211-2
- Jones OT, Ranmuthu CKI, Hall PN, Funston G, Walter F. Recognising Skin Cancer in Primary Care. Advances in Therapy, 2019, 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s12325-019-01130-1