Job Title: Medical Oncologist
Department: Cancer (oncology)
Preston 01772 522916
Chorley 01257 245514
Primary Medical Qualification: MB CHB
Other Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MRCP
Year of Registration: 1996
GMC Number: 4290759
Career History: Qualified from Manchester University in 1996. General medical training in the North West with one year at the North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Specialist medical oncology training completed at Christie Hospital Manchester. PhD thesis within a Cancer Research UK/AstraZeneca Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship investigating the use of circulating DNA to detect tumour specific mutations in the blood of patients with cancer. Currently Medical Oncologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the lead for acute oncology.
Specialist Areas: Melanoma, breast cancer, acute oncology, cancer of unknown primary
Specialist Interests: Chemotherapy, targeted treatments for metastatic melanoma, delivery of care to patients admitted as a complication of cancer treatment
Research Interests: Metastatic melanoma, Principal investigator on treatment and observational trial of metastatic melanoma.
Clinics: Breast cancer and melanoma clinics
Languages Spoken: English
Awards and Prizes: Pfizer Prize for undergraduate B.Sc. research project; MB ChB and MSc awarded with honours; ASCO Merit Award for ‘ Detection of BRAF Mutations in Tumour and Serum of Patients with Malignant Melanoma’.