St. Luke’s Young Investigators Award 2008

30/01/2008 in Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Winner: Dr. Fraser M Smith

Combination of SELDI-TOF-MS and Data Mining Provides Early-Stage Response Prediction for Rectal Tumours Undergoing Multimodal Neoadjuvant Therapy.
Fraser M Smith MRCSI1 , William M. Gallagher PhD2, Edward Fox BSc2, Richard B. Stephens FRCSI1, Elton Rexhepaj BSc2, Emanuel F. Petricoin 3rd PhD3, Lance Liotta MD3, M. John Kennedy FRCPI1, John V Reynolds FRCSI1

(1) Department of Surgery and the Academic Unit of Clinical and Molecular Oncology St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
(2) School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
(3) FDA-NCI Clinical Proteomics Program, Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA


The presenters were Caroline Currid, University College Dublin; Fraser McLean Smith, Trinity College Dublin; Elaine Mc Sherry, University College Dublin and Geraldine O’Sullivan-Coyne, University College Cork

This being the fifth St. Luke’s Young Investigators Award since its beginnings in 2004.

Programme St Lukes Lecture 2008

The St. Luke’s Young Investigator’s Award preceded the Main St. Luke’s Lecture was preceded by the St Lukes Young Investigator Presentations


Professor William Gallagher, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, presented his paper

“Breast Cancer Research: A Translational Perspective

Buffet to follow at 9:00pm