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Dr Francesca Ciccarelli

Research interests

My research aims to understand the role of gene alterations in the development of cancer.

My group develops and applies a combination of computational and experimental methods to study cancer genes in the context of gene and network evolution. We analyse omic data deriving directly from cancer patients to identify patient-specific cancer genes and vulnerability that can be exploited in therapy. We work with pan-cancer data,but have a particular focus on colorectal and oesophageal cancers. 

We set up and maintain the Network of Cancer Genes, a public resource of manually curated cancer genes (

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