Stephen John Price, BSc, MB, BS (London), PhD, FRCS. Pick Fellow in Medical Science. Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine.
I graduated in medicine from Bart’s Medical College in 1994 and did my basic surgical training in the East Midlands. I trained in neurosurgery in Nottingham and Romford before starting the Cambridge training scheme. I was made Clinical Lecturer in 2005 and was appointed consultant neurosurgeon with a special interest in managing brain tumours in 2008. I am currently the network lead for brain tumours at the Anglian Cancer Network and clinical lead for surgical neuro-oncology.
My group uses advanced multimodal MR and PET imaging to understand the heterogeneity of gliomas (high and low grade) in individual patients. We know that gliomas are among the most heterogeneous tumours but still do not have a method of detecting this heterogeneity. My work focuses on two areas: 1 - Intertumoural heterogeneity (i.e. differences between individuals), especially heterogeneity of tumour invasion; 2- Intratumoural heterogeneity (i.e. differences within a tumour in an individual patient). Our work studies variation of response to chemotherapy/radiotherapy and drug uptake.