Rebecca Fitzgerald#

Membership Number:5956
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):https://www.earlydetectioncambridge.org.uk/
ORCID:0000-0002-3434-3568
Twitter:@RFitzgerald_lab


Present and Previous Positions
  • April 2022 Director of Early Cancer Institute, University of Cambridge
  • March 2019 Cambridge Lead for CRUK International Alliance Cancer Early Detection
  • Jan 2017 Lead for CRUK Early Detection Programme, Cambridge Cancer Centre
  • Oct 2014 Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge
  • Jan 2001 Honorary Consultant Gastroenterology & Oncology Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Oct 2002 College Lecturer and Fellow in Medical Sciences Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Dec 2019 - April 2022 Interim Director of MRC Cancer Unit of the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
  • 2012 – 2017 NIHR Research Professor, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, Cambridge
  • 1997 – 2001 Postdoctoral Research Training, continued in parallel to Clinical Specialist Training, MRC Clinician Scientist, Digestive Diseases Research Centre, St. Bart’s & Royal London NHS Trust
  • 1995 - 1997 Research Fellow, Stanford University Center for Molecular Biology in Medicine, CA, USA
  • 1992 - 1995 House Officer and Senior House Officer Medical Rotation, East of England Hospitals, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Hereditary Diffuse Gastric cancer
  • Early detection of cancer
  • Genomics
  • Cancer detection biomarkers Oesophageal cancer
  • Diagnostics
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Familial gastric cancer
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Don Listwin Early Detection Award
  • 2021 Jorge Barrio Award and Annual plenary Lecture World Molecular Imaging Award
  • 2021 Elected Member of EMBO
  • 2020 Sir Arthur Hurst Lecture and Prize for British Society of Gastroenterology
  • 2020 Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Silver Award
  • 2019 NIHR Senior Investigator Award
  • 2018 Jane Wardle Prevention and Early Diagnosis prize awarded by Cancer Research UK
  • 2018 Croonian Lecture to the Royal College of Physicians
  • 2016 British Medical Journal Gastroenterology Team of the Year
  • 2014 United European Gastroenterology Research Prize
  • 2013 Fellow Academy Medical Sciences, FMedSci
  • 2013 Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (elected)
  • 2011 NHS Innovation Award for work on Cytosponge
  • 2008 Lister Institute Research Prize and Fellowship
  • 2007 Fellow of Institute of Learning and Teaching (member 2002, fellow 2007)
  • 2007 Sir Francis Avery Jones Medal awarded by British Society of Gastroenterology
  • 2007 Goulstonian Lecturer appointed by Royal College of Physicians & Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2006 Invited visiting faculty to Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • 2005 European Rising Star in Gastroenterology prize
  • 2004 Westminster Medal and prize for excellence in Science and Technology

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