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Department of Biochemistry

Robin Hesketh

Growth of solid tumours.


Key publications

Kirschenlohr H, Ellis P, Hesketh R, Metcalfe J (2012). Gene expression profiles in white blood cells of volunteers exposed to a 50 Hz electromagnetic field. Radiat. Res., 178(3):138-149. doi: 10.1667/rr2859.1

Hesketh R (2012). A great adventure: From quantitative metabolism to the revelation of Chinese science. Biochem. (Lond.), 34(3):40-44. doi: 10.1042/BIO03403040

Oklu R, Habito R, Mayr M, Deipolyi AR, Albadawi H, Hesketh R, Walker TG, Linskey KR, Long CA, Wicky S, Stoughton J, Watkins MT (2012). Pathogenesis of varicose veins. J. Vasc. Interv. Radiol., 23(1):33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2011.09.010

Scollen S, Luccarini C, Baynes C, Driver K, Humphreys MK, Garcia-Closas M, Jonine F, Lissowska J, Pharoah PD, Easton DF, Hesketh R, Metcalfe JC, Dunning AM (2011). TGF-beta signaling pathway and breast cancer susceptibility. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev., 20(6):1112-1119. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0062

Oklu R, Walker TG, Wicky S, Hesketh R (2010). Angiogenesis and current antiangiogenic strategies for the treatment of cancer. J. Vasc. Interv. Radiol., 21(12):1791-1805. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2010.08.009



Hesketh R (2012). Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Publishing Group. ISBN: 978-0-230-33848-7.

Hesketh R (2013). Introduction to Cancer Biology. UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-107-01398-8.​

Contact details

Research Group Leader  Robin Hesketh



Robin Hesketh is no longer able to accept enquiries from prospective students or staff; his laboratory has now closed.