Dr. Susanne Cruickshank

Dr. Susanne Cruickshank

Strategic Lead for Applied Health Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Susanne joined the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2020 from the University of Stirling where she was Associate Professor in Cancer Nursing, Chair of the Cancer Care Research Group and Director of the Masters in Advancing Practice.  With over 25 years’ experience working in oncology and haematology, she started her clinical career caring for people undergoing surgery for head and neck cancer then moved into haematology and transplantation, breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy services before joining the University.

Susanne is passionate about clinical academic careers and the opportunities it affords to promote the synergy between research, practice, and policy.  Her research is interdisciplinary and clinically applied; seeking to improve the lives of people affected with cancer, inform health policy and education.  She gained her doctorate in 2014 from Edinburgh Napier University using a randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a using needs assessment tools in a breast cancer follow-up clinic. She has recently published a Cochrane systematic reviews, “Specialist breast care nurses for support of women with breast cancer” and undertakes qualitative and quantitative studies that seek to build evidence in supportive care interventions for people living with and beyond cancer.  Her current focus is on the area of fear of cancer recurrence/fear of cancer progression.

Susanne publishes widely and is currently on the editorial board for RCNi Cancer Nursing Practice Journal and Enfermeria Clinica.      

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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