Professor Caroline Dive, Cancer Research UK’s lung cancer expert, has been recognised for her services to cancer research in the New Year honours list as she becomes Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Professor Dive is deputy director and senior group leader at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute(link is external), and co-leads the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence(link is external).
She is internationally renowned for her work in biomarker research, helping to uncover how cancer develops, grows and spreads, what treatment might be best and how tumours can become resistant to treatment.
Her pioneering research into circulating tumours cells and liquid biopsies, which can provide a snapshot of a patient’s disease from a blood sample, is transforming our understanding and treatment of lung cancer, a disease where survival rates remain stubbornly low.
Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, congratulated Professor Dive on behalf of the trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters of Cancer Research UK.
“This is a fantastic and well deserved honour for Caroline. Cancer Research UK is extremely proud to have supported Caroline for most of her research career.
“Her pursuit of answers to the questions that will transform the outlook for cancer patients is relentless. Her work is helping us to more precisely define which patients should get which treatments, and is showing great promise in being able to detect potentially lethal cancers earlier, when they have a greater chance of being treated successfully.
“Caroline is also helping train the next generation of doctors and researchers, offering hope for countless patients in the future.”