Professor Jenny Southgate
Director of the Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis
Welcome to the website of the Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis. The Jack Birch Unit was opened in 1992, funded by the generosity of the late Jack Birch, OBE and York Against Cancer.
Research in the Jack Birch Unit concentrates on epithelial tissues, which give rise to more than 80% of all adult human cancers. Our main focus is on bladder cancer which is studied relatively little despite being the 5th most common adult cancer. Bladder cancers develop from the urothelium, the specialised lining of the bladder wall.
- Homeostatic mechanisms in human urothelium: balancing of tissue regeneration and differentiation with implications for regenerative medicine and cancer
- Differentiation-dependent growth regulation in bladder cancer
News and Events
Research points to new therapies for bladder cancer
11 July 2014, A University of York scientist has played a key role in research that could help to improve the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers, particularly among men.