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Ester Hammond

Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology

DNA damage response to the tumour micro-environment

Ester Hammond is a CRUK Senior Group Leader and Associate Professor at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology.   She completed her PhD at the School for Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham then accepted a post as a postdoctoral fellow within the Molecular Oncology Group at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine before moving to the USA to join the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, first as a postdoctoral fellow then a research associate. She joined the Oxford Institute in 2007 and focuses on the DNA damage response and replication stress which occurs in the radio resistant hypoxic fraction of most, if not all, solid tumours.