UKINETS Secretary Prof Chrissie Thirlwell appointed Mireille Gillings Fellow to study overlap between cancer and diabetes

We are delighted to report that our new Secretary, Prof Chrissie Thirlwell, has been appointed by the University of Exeter as one of three Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellows in Health Innovation. The new recruits are all outstanding academics, who will help develop the next generation of female leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business.

Medical oncologist and cancer expert Chrissie Thirlwell, Mireille Gillings Professor of Cancer Genomics, is a world leader on neuroendocrine tumours, who has built up impactful international networks. At Exeter, she will study why people with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of cancer.

To read more, please visit the University of Exeter blog…