Professor Simon Gates

Simon Gates is Professor of Biostatistics and Clinical Trials at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), University of Birmingham.  He started working in clinical trials in 1997, at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, before moving to the University of Warwick in 2005 to take up a post at the newly-established […]

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Dr Fiona Herd

Paediatric Oncologist with an interest in palliative care at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. Fiona studied medicine at the University of Dundee before undertaking paediatric and paediatric oncology training in Glasgow and Newcastle. She has now worked as a consultant in Aberdeen for 5 years and is pursuing post CCT SPIN in paediatric palliative medicine.

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Professor Simon Bailey

Professor Simon Bailey is a Professor of Paediatric Neuro–Oncology, and Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, based at the Great North Childrens Hospital and University of Newcastle, where he is head of the Paediatric Oncology Department. His undergraduate medical training was at the University of Cape Town. His initial clinical experience was gained at Groote Schuur and Red

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Professor Michael Sullivan

Professor Michael Sullivan is a Paediatric Oncologist and Neuro-Oncologist in the Children’s Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, a Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is Continental President (Oceania) for the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)  and the official

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Dr Rebecca Hill

MRC Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at Newcastle University and the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Rebecca undertook her medical training (MB BCh) at the University of Wales College of Medicine and postgraduate training (MRCPCH) in South Wales and the North East of England.  Following her move to Newcastle upon

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Professor John Anderson

Professor John Anderson is Professor of Experimental Paediatric Oncology, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London.  As an undergraduate he studied for degrees in Biochemistry and Medicine at the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle before clinical training in paediatric oncology. He completed a PhD at the University of London in 1998 after which

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Professor Steve Clifford

Professor Steve Clifford leads the Childhood Brain Tumour Research team (25 scientists/clinicians) at the Newcastle University Centre for Cancer, with major interests in understanding the biological basis of embryonal brain tumour development (principally medulloblastoma and ATRT), and translating these findings into improved clinical treatments.His international bench-to-bedside programme in medulloblastoma has been central to advances in

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Professor Amar Gajjar

Professor Amar Gajjar holds the Scott and Tracie Hamilton Endowed Chair in Brain Tumor Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  and is a Member of the St. Jude Faculty. He is Chair, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Co-Chair, Department of Oncology, Director, Neuro-Oncology Division and Co-Leader, Neurobiology & Brain Tumor Program. Professor Gajjar’s current clinical

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Dr Debbie Hicks

Dr Debbie Hicks is a Newcastle University Research Fellow of Molecular Cancer Survivorship. She graduated with Honours in Molecular Biology (Edinburgh University, 2003). Her PhD and Post Doc in Molecular Genetics at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, (2009-2014) was using of next-generation sequencing approaches to the aetiology and diagnosis rare genetic diseases. Debbie

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