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Department of Oncology


Our Research Leaders head multi-disciplinary teams focusing on clinical and laboratory research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancers. Many are also medical doctors, which ensures strong links between our laboratory science and its clinical application for the benefit of patients.


Portrait photo of Jamie Blundell
Research Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Cambridge
Anthony L. Lyster Fellow, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
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 Cancer Genetics & Applied Epidemiology
Director of Postgraduate Education
Chair of Departmental Health & Safety Committee
Professor Tim  Eisen
Professor of Medical Oncology
Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist
Portrait photo of Rebecca Fitzgerald
Professor of Cancer Prevention, University of Cambridge
Director, Early Detection Institute, CRUK Cambridge Centre
Lead for Cambridge Member Centre of the CRUK Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED)
NIHR Senior Investigator
Lead for Cambridge BRC Devices and Advanced Therapies Theme
Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology, Cambridge University Hospitals
Director of Studies in Medicine & Fellow in Medical Sciences, Trinity College, Cambridge
Professor Richard  Gilbertson
Head of Department of Oncology
Li Ka Shing Professor of Oncology
Director of CRUK Cambridge 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
Portrait photo of Charlie Massie
Research Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
Portrait photo of Daniel Munoz-Espin
Research Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme
+44 (0)1223 763337
Portrait photo of Manav Pathania
Research Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-Oncology & Onco-Innovation Programmes
Professor Anna  Philpott
Head of the School of Biological Sciences
Professor of Cancer and Developmental Biology
+44 (0)1223 762675
Portrait photo of Mona Shehata
Krishnan-Ang Research Fellow
+44 (0)1223 768926