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Molecular Drug Resistance Team

Dr Steven Whittaker’s Team uses in vitro techniques and genome screening to identify genetic mutations that either promote resistance or induce sensitivity to a particular drug.

Team leader

Dr Steven Whittaker

Dr Steven Whittaker

Dr Whittaker and colleagues identified novel therapeutic strategies to overcome clinically relevant mechanisms of resistance to BRAF inhibitors. On his return to the ICR as a Career Development Fellow in 2013, Dr Whittaker established a new effort to advance our knowledge of drug resistance mechanisms, to identify new drug targets and generate novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer.

ORCID 0000-0001-9062-7947