Scientific Committee

NCRI is grateful to the following individuals on the Scientific Committee for their support.

Johann de Bono (2017 Chair)

Regius Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine and Head of Division of Clinical Studies and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Margaret Frame (2017 Vice-Chair)

Science Director, CRUK Edinburgh Centre and Director, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

University of Edinburgh, UK





Owen Sansom (2017 Vice-Chair)

Interim Director

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, UK


Sue Bailey_smallSue Bailey

Disease Area Head, Oncology, BMS UK and Ireland

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd, UK

Chair of Industry Consultation Group  – no involvement in presentation or speaker selection

Linda Bauld

Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Institute of Social Marketing and Dean of Research

University of Stirling, UK


Jason Carroll

Research Group Leader

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK

Lesley Fallowfield

Professor of Psycho Oncology and Director of SHORE-C (Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer)

University of Sussex, UK

Michelle Garrett

Professor of Cancer Therapeutics, School of Biosciences

University of Kent, UK

Richard Gilbertson WebRichard Gilbertson

Director of Cambridge Cancer Centre, Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology, Head of Dept of Oncology

Cambridge Cancer Centre, UK


Di Gilson

Medical Director, Education and Training (Clinical Oncology)

The Royal College of Radiologists, UK

Kevin Harrington

Joint Head of the Division of Radiotherapy and Imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research and Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Maria Hawkins

Associate Professor in Clinical Oncology, MRC Clinical Group Leader/Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, CRUK MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology

University of Oxford, UK


Fiona Hemsley

Director of Research Operations

The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Miriam Johnson

Professor of Palliative Medicine

University of Hull, UK

Terry Jones

Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Cancer Lead for NIHR CRN NWC and Honorary Consultant Otolaryngologist / Head and Neck Surgeon

University of Liverpool and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Lord

Leader, Gene Function Team

The Institute for Cancer Research, UK

Xin Lu_webXin Lu

Director and Professor Cancer Biology

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of Oxford, UK


John Rouse

Consumer Representative


Manuel Salto-TellezManuel Salto-Tellez

Chair of Molecular Pathology at Queen’s University Belfast, Clinical Consultant Pathologist at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Deputy Director of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology.

Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Matt Seymour

Matt Seymour

Chair of Gastrointestinal Cancer Medicine & Hon. Consultant Medical Oncologist; Director of NIHR Cancer Research Network (NCRN); Clinical Research Director of National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).

NIHR Clinical Research Network: cancer, Leeds, UK and the National Cancer Research Institute


Lynda Wyld


BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery, UK