Ruth Board

Dr BoardJob Title: Medical Oncologist

Department: Cancer (oncology)

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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’.