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Department of Oncology


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.


Dr Jamie  Blundell
Group Leader
CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
+44 (0)1223 762611
Professor Carlos  Caldas
Professor of Cancer Medicine
Director of the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit
Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
+44 (0)1233 769648
Professor Jason  Carroll
Professor of Molecular Oncology
Senior Group Leader
+44 (0)1233 769649
Dr Mireia  Crispin
Lecturer in Integrated Cancer Medicine
CRUK Cambridge Centre Advanced Cancer Imaging Programme
Mark Foundation Institute for Integrated Cancer Medicine
Dr Alison  Dunning
Professor of Molecular Cancer Genetics
Director of Postgraduate Education
Chair of Departmental Health & Safety Committee
Professor Tim  Eisen
Professor of Medical Oncology
Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist
Professor Rebecca  Fitzgerald
Professor of Cancer Prevention
Honorary Consultant Physician
Director of the MRC Cancer Unit
Co-Director of the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
Co-Lead of CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
+44 (0)1223 763352
Professor Richard  Gilbertson
Head of Department of Oncology
Li Ka Shing Professor of Oncology
Director of CRUK Cambridge Centre
Co-Director of Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
+44 (0)1223 769838
Professor Greg  Hannon
Director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Royal Society Research Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology
Professor Duncan  Jodrell
Professor of Cancer Therapeutics
Director Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre
Academic Clinical Lead for Early Phase Clinical Trials
Co-Lead of Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre
Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
+44 (0)1223 769750
Professor Phil  Jones
Professor of Cancer Development
Dr Charlie  Massie
Group Leader
CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
+44 (0)1223 762600
Dr Daniel   Munoz-Espin
Group Leader
CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
+44 (0)1223 763337
Professor Anna  Philpott
Head of the School of Biological Sciences
Professor of Cancer and Developmental Biology
+44 (0)1223 762675