Prof James O'Connor MBBS (London) MA (Cantab) PhD (Manchester) FRCR (London)

Professor of Radiology

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Research interests

My work centres around two themes: developing new imaging biomarkers and applying validated imaging biomarkers to address important clinical questions. As part of this work, I led the CRUK-EORTC initiative to create an 'imaging biomarker roadmap' for cancer studies. This is available at Nat Rev Clin Oncol and has been adopted by CRUK to guide their imaging biomarker research since 2016. 

My research group is called the Quantitative Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, also known as QBI Lab. Details of our ongoing work - focusing on MRI biomarkers of response to hypoxia modification and immune checkpoint inhibition in a range of solid tumour types - is found on my Cancer Research UK webpage:

Current QBI Lab Staff

Dr Ross Little (Lab Manager)
Amanda Mathieson (Project Manager)
Dr Denis Alferez (PDRA)
Dr Mike Berks (PDRA)
Dr Grazyna Lipowska-Bhalla (PDRA)
Dr Damien McHugh (PDRA)
Dr Paul Tar (PDRA)
Muhammad Babur (Preclinical Technician)
Sue Cheung (Computer Science Technician)
Michael Dubec (PhD student)
Isabella Fornacon-Wood (PhD student)
Dr Anu Datta (Clinical Fellow PhD student)


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