European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute,
Girish Patel, MB BS, MD, FRCP(UK), is Hon. Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and Consultant Dermatologist at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales. He trained in dermatology in St. Johns Institute of Dermatology, Welsh Institute of Dermatology and National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA).
He is recipient of a number of awards, including: Geoffrey Dowling Fellowship (2004), the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the British Association of Dermatologists; Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellows Research Fellowship (2004), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NIH Merit Award (2006), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship (2012).
His research interest is skin cancer stem cells. His group have identified skin cancer stem cells in the two most common skin cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. His group uses human skin cancer stem cell models to address fundamental questions in cancer biology which may have far reaching implications (e.g. management of renal cancer). Current projects involve identifying cancer cause, developing new treatments and understanding drug resistance.Committee Members