Mark Lawler


  • 90 Lisburn Road

    United Kingdom

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Prof Lawler has an international reputation in cancer research and recently received the prestigious 2018 European Health Award. His research focuses on developing a molecular understanding of cancer to improve patient care, including through precision medicine. approaches As Associate Director of Health Data Research Wales Northern Ireland, he also has a keen interest in health data research with particular relevance to cancer. Additionally, his research into cancer inequalities has been influential at both national and European levels

1988 …2020

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Research Output

Effect of delays in the 2-week-wait cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survival in the UK: a modelling study

Sud, A., Torr, B., Jones, M., Broggio, J., Scott, S., Loveday, C., Garrett, A., Gronthoud, F., Nicol, D. L., Jhanji, S., Boyce, S. A., Williams, M., Riboli, E., Muller, D. C., Kipps, E., Larkin, J., Navani, N., Swanton, C., Lyratzopoulos, G., McFerran, E. & 3 others, Lawler, M., Houlston, R. & Turnbull, C., 20 Jul 2020, In : The Lancet Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The 'Good Friday Agreement' and cancer research on the island of Ireland: Evidence for the impact of a tripartite cancer research partnership

    Lewison, G., Gavin, A., McCallion, K., McDermott, R., Sullivan, R. & Lawler, M., 27 Feb 2020, In : European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990). 129, p. 15-22 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Machine Learning Platform to Optimize the Translation of Personalized Network Models to the Clinic

    Salvucci, M., Rahman, A., Resler, A. J., Udupi, G. M., McNamara, D. A., Kay, E. W., Laurent-Puig, P., Longley, D. B., Johnston, P. G., Lawler, M., Wilson, R., Salto-Tellez, M., Van Schaeybroeck, S., Rafferty, M., Gallagher, W. M., Rehm, M. & Prehn, J. H. M., 17 Apr 2019, In : JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 64 Downloads (Pure)

    A Workbench using Evolutionary Genetic Algorithms for analyzing association in TCGA Data

    Gilmore, A., Alderdice, M., Savage, K., O’Reilly, P. G., Roddy, A., Dunne, P., Lawler, M., McDade, S., Waugh, D. & McArt, D., 13 Feb 2019, In : Cancer Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    34 Downloads (Pure)

    Costs of Emergency admissions in the last year of life for people dying of cancer in Northern Ireland

    McFerran, E., Cairnduff, V., Gavin, A. & Lawler, M., 23 Aug 2019, (Accepted).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Thesis

    Evaluating Cost Effectiveness of Precision Cancer Medicine Approaches and The Economic Burden of Colorectal Cancer

    Author: Henderson, R., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: French, D. (Supervisor) & Lawler, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Interpreting transcriptional signatures and their relevance to disease biology, prognosis and treatment resistance in colorectal cancer

    Author: Hoare, O., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Lawler, M. (Supervisor), Dunne, P. (Supervisor) & Van Schaeybroeck, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy