The Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Undergraduate Essay

 2017 Undergraduate Essay Title

"Discuss how chronic inflammation and the immune system both promote and protect against cancer and how this may be therapeutically modulated"

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate members of the Society


Deadline date

31 August 2017


How do I apply?

email one electronic copy of your essay and one signed copy of the certificate of originality to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Certificate of Originality

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 Winning Essays

 2016 - 'Discuss recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of non-coding RNA' by Jason Mak

 2015 - 'Both clinical and academic pathology are becoming increasinly interdisciplinary in nature. Discuss' by Marco Narajos

 2014 - How 'Digital Pathology: Will machines replace the pathologist and a microscope?' by Ankit Bhatt

2013 - How 'personalised' is personalised medicine? What are the challenges for pathology in delivering this for patients? by Kate Sutton

2012 - Pathology has been called 'the hidden science that saves lives'. Discuss how pathology directly impacts on patients, and compare the past, present and possible future effects of pathology on a patient’s journey by Aniruddh Chhabra

2011 - So, what will the pathologist be doing in ten years time? by Timothy Shaw

2010 - The Autopsy Is Dead by Chei Yang Koo

2009 - Molecular Genetics Will Make Histopathologists Redundant by Marie Stolbrink

2008 - Discuss the impact of media and the popular portrayal of pathology on its profile by Andrew Bamber

2007 - There is no place for pathology in modern medical curricula by Kezia Gaitskell, Oxford

2006- The Conventional Autopsy still has an Important Role in Modern Medicine by Rachna Bajaj

2005 - Understanding the mechanism of disease is the basis of sound medical practice by Kirsten Borthwick, Edinburgh