Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death, accounting for nearly 1.4 million deaths worldwide every year. Approximately 78% of cases are NSCLC, for which the overall 5-year survival remains 67% for stage IB, 49% for stage II and 39% for stage III. Although advances have been made for maintenance therapy, the efficacy of standard platinum-based chemotherapeutic treatment of NSCLC has reached a plateau, particularly in the adjuvant setting, so a more radical approach is needed to develop novel therapeutic modalities. There is increasing evidence to indicate that intratumour heterogeneity is a major hurdle to improving therapeutic outcomes.
Prof Charles Swanton – Consultant Medical Oncologist, Senior Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellow, UCL Cancer Institute (CI), Francis Crick Institute (FCI).
Chief Scientific Investigators
Prof Caroline Dive – Head of the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group of the CRUK Manchester Institute (Manchester)
Prof Jacqui Shaw – Group Leader and Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics (Leicester)
Dr Sergio Quezada – Group Leader, UCL CI (UCL)
Dr Yvonne Summers – Consultant Medical Oncologist (Manchester)
Dr Fiona Blackhall – Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist (Manchester)
Prof Dean Fennell – Consultant Medical Oncologist, Chair of Thoracic Medical Oncology (Leicester)
Dr Marianne Nicolson – Consultant Medical Oncologist (Aberdeen)
Prof Babu Naidu – Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Birmingham)
Dr Jason Lester – Consultant Medical Oncologist (Cardiff)
Dr David Chao – Consultant Medical Oncologist (North Middlesex)
Dr Girija Anand – Consultant Medical Oncologist (Barnet)
Dr Sara Lock – Consultant Respiratory Physician (Whittington)
Dr Peter Russell – Consultant Respiratory Physician (Princess Alexandra)
Dr Veni Ezhil – Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Ashford and St Peters)
Mr Eric Lim – Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Senior lecturer in Thoracic Surgery and Reader (Royal Brompton)
Prof Christian Ottensmeier – Consultant Medical Oncologist and Professor of Experimental Medicine (Southampton)
Dr Sarah Danson – Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology (Sheffield)
Prof Peter Schmid – Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology (Barts)
Dr John Le Quesne – Consultant Thoracic Pathologist, Senior Lecturer University of Leicester (Leicester)
Dr Mark Lowdell – Director of Cellular Therapeutics (Royal Free Hospital/UCL Cancer Biobank)
Professor Sam Janes – Professor of Respiratory Medicine (UCLH)
Dr Philippe Taniere- Consultant Histopathologist (Birmingham)
Dr Hugo Aerts- Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Andre Altman- MRC Senior Fellow, Translational Imaging Group, UCL
Dr Sheila Singh- Associate Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry, Paediatric Neurosurgeon at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
Natera Inc – Genetic testing and Diagnostics Company, San Carlos, California.
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Cancer Research UK
Academy for Medical Sciences
UCL Biomedical Research Centre