Edinburgh Cancer Research

Mike Dixon

Breast Cancer Now Edinburgh Research Team

M.Dixon -PI Photo
Professor Mike Dixon OBE - Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon

Research in a Nutshell

The Breast Cancer Now Edinburgh Research Team aims to investigate the mechanisms of resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer and develop clinically-applicable approaches to identify patients who are at higher risk of disease progression or relapse.


Research Programme

Personal Profile

M.Dixon research group


Professor J Michael Dixon OBE

Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon

Andrew Sims Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader
Arran Turnbull Translational Oncology Group
Carlos Martinez-Perez Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lorna Renshaw

Consultant Nurse/NHS

Jane Keys

Breast Care Nurse/NHS

Jeremy Thomas

Consultant Pathologist/NHS
Monica McGill Research Coordinator
Anu Fernando Research Technician


  • Various (Edinburgh), Professor Robert Clarke (Georgetown, USA), Professor Charles Perou (UNC, USA), Astra Zeneca (USA), Genomic Health (USA), Roche (USA)

Partners and Funders (current)

  • Breast Cancer Now
  • Breast Cancer Research Trust
  • Breast Cancer Institute
  • Georgetown University – National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Astra Zeneca

Scientific Themes

Cancer, stratified medicine, breast cancer, treatment response prediction, window studies, genomics, data integration, meta-analysis

Technology Expertise

Clinical, range of lab-based expertise, microarrays, sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics analysis, biomarker selection, sample classification, machine learning, survival analysis, statistics