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Department of Pathology

Gastrointstinal Stromal Tumours (GIST) and 'wild type' GIST
Molecular Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Tumour - Stroma interaction


Medical School: University of Zurich, Switzerland MD: Institute of Neuropathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland PhD: Institute of Translational Medicine, Univeristy of Liverpool, United Kingdom


Group members:

Senior Staff

Dr Rogier ten Hoopen, Chief Research Laboratory Technician, Tel: 01223 3369 email

Dr Soheila Namini, Research Associate email

Joy Staniforth, Histopathology Speciality Registrar email



Professor Nick Coleman

Ming-Qing Du

Dr Suzanne Turner

Professor Eamonn Maher

Dr Ruth Casey email

Prof Andrea Varro

Prof Graham Dockray





Key publications: 

Current Poster

USCAP 2019




Selected Publications




Translating in vivo metabolomic analysis of succinate dehydrogenase deficient tumours into clinical utility
Casey RT et al. January 2018


Clinical and Molecular Features of Renal and Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma Tumor Association Syndrome (RAPTAS): Case Series and Literature Review.Casey RT, Warren AY, Martin JE, Challis BG, Rattenberry E, Whitworth J, Andrews KA, Roberts T, Clark GR, West H, Smith PS, Docquier FM, Rodger F, Murray V, Simpson HL, Wallis Y, Giger O, Tran M, Tomkins S, Stewart GD, Park SM, Woodward ER, Maher ER.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Nov 1;102(11):4013-4022. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-00562. Review.

Intra-tumoral budding in preoperative biopsy specimens predicts lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer.

Giger OT, Comtesse SC, Lugli A, Zlobec I, Kurrer MO.

Mod Pathol. 2012 Jul;25(7):1048-53. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2012.56. Epub 2012 Apr 6.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Current students

 Jian Yi Kok

Meytar Ronel


Former students

William Moody email

Joanne Anstee

Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Dr Olivier T. Giger

Contact Details

+44 (0)1223 330017
Not available for consultancy