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Research Group Leaders

Our Research Group Leaders lead multi-disciplinary teams focusing on clinical and laboratory research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancers.

Many of our Research Leaders are also medical doctors, which ensures strong links between our laboratory science and its clinical application for the benefit of patients.


Professor Neil Burnet
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Lecturer in Clinical Oncology
  • Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology
+44 (0)1223 336800
Professor Carlos Caldas
  • Professor of Cancer Medicine
  • Director of the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit
  • Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
+44 (0)1233 769648
Dr Alison Dunning
  • Reader in Molecular Cancer Genetics
+44 (0)1223 761931
Professor Helena Earl
  • Professor of Clinical Cancer Medicine
  • Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist
+44 (0)1223 336800
Professor Tim Eisen
  • Professor of Medical Oncology
  • Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist
Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald
  • Professor of Cancer Prevention
  • Honorary Consultant Physician
+44 (0)1223 763287
Professor Richard Gilbertson
  • Head of Department of Oncology
  • Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology
  • Director of Cambridge Cancer Centre
  • Co-Lead of Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre
  • Co-Director of Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
+44 (0)1223 769590
Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam
  • University Lecturer in Uro-oncology
  • Honorary Consultant Urologist
  • (Jointly affiliated with the University Department of Surgery)
+44 (0)1223 274316
Professor Greg Hannon
  • Royal Society Research Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology
Professor Duncan Jodrell
  • Professor of Cancer Therapeutics
  • Director Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC)
  • Academic Clinical Lead for Early Phase Clinical Trials
  • Co-Lead of Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
  • Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
+44 (0)1223 769750
Professor Phil Jones
  • Professor of Cancer Development
+44 (0)1223 834244
Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin
  • Senior Research Associate
Professor Anna Philpott
  • Deputy Head of Department of Oncology
  • Director of Graduate Education
+44 (0)1223 761861
Professor Simon Tavaré
  • Director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
  • Professor of Cancer Research (Bioinformatics)
  • (Jointly affiliated with the University Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics)
Dr Mikel Valganon
  • Manager of the Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (CMDL)
+44 (0)1223 762045
Professor Ashok Venkitamaran
  • Ursula Zoellner Professor of Cancer Research
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Director of the MRC Cancer Unit
  • Co-Director of the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
  • Joint Director of The Cambridge Molecular Therapeutics Programme (CMTP)
+44 (0)1223 336901