Dr Anuradha Jayaram is currently a clinical research fellow and 3rd year PhD student with the Treatment Resistance team based in UCL Cancer Institute with Professor Gerhardt Attard. She graduated with an honours degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2006. After completing her medical oncology training in Ireland, she was awarded a Health Research Board grant to purse a clinical fellowship in prostate cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust with Dr Attard. In 2016, she was awarded a Medical Research Council UK PhD fellowship.
Her research focus is primarily on liquid biopsies mainly circulating plasma DNA to define the evolutionary complexities that underlie drug resistance and molecularly characterize prostate cancer. Her long-term research goal is to incorporate plasma DNA analysis into standard of care management of prostate cancer, allowing real-time molecular characterization and response monitoring using a minimally invasive blood test, enabling patient stratification. She is also interested in running translational based trials that will help predict treatment responses in prostate cancer patients. She was recently a co-author on a grant that was awarded £1 million by Prostate Cancer UK to run a clinical trial using plasma DNA called PARADIGM. She is a co-author on a number of publications including a recent publication in Science Translation Medicine and Annals of Oncology.