Edinburgh Cancer Research

Arran Turnbull

Translational Oncology Research Team – Breast & Prostate Cancer

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Dr Arran Turnbull, Senior Lecturer and Group Leader

Research in a Nutshell

Our group aims to investigate the mechanisms of resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer and other treatments in both breast and prostate cancer and develop clinically-applicable approaches to identify patients who are at higher risk of disease progression or relapse.


Research Programme 

Arran Turnbull Research Group


Arran Turnbull Group Leader
Prof Mike Dixon Co-Group Leader
Dr Carlos Martinez-Perez Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ms Charlene Kay Research Associate & PhD student
Zuzanna Gedziorowska PhD student

Monica McGill

Research & Ethics Coordinator
Jillian VanOrsouw Research Nurse



Cancer Research Collaborations

  • Professor Charles Perou, University of North Carolina 
  • Professor Lisa Carey, University of North Carolina 
  • Professor Bob Clarke, Hormel Institute 
  • Professor Val Brunton, University of Edinburgh

Partners and Funders (current)

  • Breast Cancer Now
  • Breast Cancer Institute
  • The Urology Foundation


Scientific Themes

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, prediction of treatment response, mechanisms of treatment resistance

Technology expertise

RNA and DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, transcriptomics, mass spec