BTOG Steering Committee
Steering Committee Chair: Professor Sanjay Popat
Professor Sanjay Popat is Consultant Thoracic Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Professor of Thoracic Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research. Professor Popat has published in the fields of genetics, therapeutic biomarkers and medical oncology. He has been awarded nationally and internationally competitive prizes for his research, in addition to 4 research fellowships. He has published over 150 papers and is an active member of the EORTC Lung Group, has been elected to the Foundation Council of ETOP and is past chair of the UK NCRI Lung Cancer CSG Advanced Diseases Subgroup. Professor Popat joined the BTOG Steering Committee in 2010 and was elected Chair of the Steering Committee in 2013.
Steering Committee Vice Chair: Dr Tom Newsom-Davis
Dr Tom Newsom-Davis is a consultant in medical oncology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, where he specialises in thoracic malignancies. He has been a member of the BTOG Steering Committee for the past 2 years, and until recently was part of the National Cancer Research Institute Lung Group, and led the RM Partners Cancer Vanguard lung pathway.
Dr Newsom-Davis is actively involved in clinical research, and has presented his work at a number of national and international meetings. He has been an invited lecturer for various organisations including BTOG, the Royal College of Physicians, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, British Medical Association and the Association of Cancer Physicians. In 2015, his work was awarded the Macmillan Innovation Excellence Award.
Place of Work
|Sanjay Agrawal||Respiratory||Professor, Consultant Respiratory Intensivist||University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust||Leicester|
|Samreen Ahmed||Medical Oncology||Professor, Consultant in Medical Oncology||University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust||Leicester|
|Shobhit Baijal||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust||Birmingham|
|Ehab Bishay||Surgery||Consultant Thoracic Surgeon||University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust||Birmingham|
|Richard Booton||Respiratory||Lead Lung Cancer Clinician & Chair, Thoracic Oncology Board, GM Clinical Lead for Lung Cancer Screening||Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre North West Lung Centre & University Hospital of South Manchester||Manchester|
|Mat Callister||Respiratory||Professor, Consultant Respiratory Physician||St James's University Hospital||Leeds|
|John Edwards||Surgery||Consultant Thoracic Surgeon||Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Sheffield|
|Matthew Evison||Respiratory||Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine (Thoracic Oncology)||North West Lung Centre & University of Manchester||Manchester|
|David Gilligan||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Oncologist & Associate Lecturer||University of Cambridge - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust||Cambridge|
|Allan Hackshaw||Epidemiology and Statistics||Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics
Deputy Director, Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre
|Cancer Institute, University College London||London|
|Stephen Harrow||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor||Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre||Glasgow|
|Adam Januszewski (Oncology Trainee Representative)||Medical Oncology||Higher Specialty Trainee in Medical Oncology and Honorary Clinical Fellow||Imperial College London||London|
|Alan Kirk||Surgery||Consultant Thoracic Surgeon||West of Scotland Regional Heart & Lung Centre||Scotland|
|Barry Laird||Palliative Medicine||Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Palliative Medicine||University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Cancer Centre & St Columba's Hospice||Scotland|
|Julia McAdam||Nursing||Lead Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist||Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHST||Shropshire|
|Helen McDill (Respiratory Trainee Representative)||Respiratory||Respiratory Registrar||Gloucestershire Royal Hospital||South-West|
|Fiona McDonald||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Thoracic Clinical Oncologist||The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust||London|
|Angeles Montero-Fernandez||Pathology||Cardiothoracic Consultant Histopathologist||Manchester University Hospital||Manchester|
|Neal Navani||Respiratory Medicine||Consultant / Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine||University College London Hospital||London|
|Tom Newsom-Davis (SC Vice Chair)||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||Chelsea & Westminster Hospital||London|
|Clive Peedell||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Clinical Oncologist||James Cook University Hospital||Middlesbrough|
|Sanjay Popat (SC Chair)||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||Royal Marsden Hospital||London|
|Riyaz Shah||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust||Kent|
|Anna Sharman||Radiology||Consultant Thoracic Radiologist||Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust||Manchester|
|Paula Shepherd||Nursing||Lung Cancer CNS||Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust||Liverpool|
|James Spicer||Medical Oncology||Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine and Consultant in Medical Oncology||King's College London Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust||London|
|Anand Sundaralingam (Respiratory Trainee Representative from May 2022)||Respiratory||Pleural Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar||Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and KSS Deanery||Oxford|
|Gerard Walls (Oncology Trainee Representative from May 2022)||Oncology||ST6 Clinical Oncology||Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital||Belfast|
|Rhiannon Walters-Davies||Pharmacy||Principal Pharmacist||Velindre Cancer Centre||Cardiff|
BTOG Board of Trustees
|Martin Grange is Chair of the Board of Trustees and a retired MD of a pharmaceutical company.|
|Sara Hiom is Director of Cancer Intelligence at GRAIL Europe. Until October 2020 Sara was Director of Early Diagnosis and Health Professional Engagement at Cancer Research UK.|
|Chris Kerr is a retired tax inspector.|
|Michael Peake OBE is Honorary Consultant and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Leicester, Clinical Lead for Early Diagnosis at National Cancer Analysis and Registration Service (NCRAS), Public Health England and Clinical Director at the Centre for Cancer Outcomes at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Cancer Collaborative.|
|Denis Talbot is a Professor at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Churchill Hospital in Oxford.
Executive Officer Gina joined the team in September 2018 and is the first point of contact for BTOG. She has extensive secretarial and administrative experience working at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester for 18 years - 11 of these in Thoracic Surgery as a Senior Medical Secretary. Gina is very committed to supporting BTOG in its work to improve outcomes for patients with thoracic malignancies.
Senior Executive Officer (SEO) Dawn took up the role for BTOG in 2002. Until 2014 Dawn was also the Operational Manager for Mesothelioma UK and is now a Trustee of Mesothelioma UK. Dawn’s earlier professional background included marketing, PA and VAT accountancy. Just prior to starting at BTOG, Dawn worked in Sydney, Australia for 2 years as a VAT Consultant. Dawn is passionate about her work for BTOG as Senior Executive Officer and in her trustee role for Mesothelioma UK and supporting the aims and objectives of both organisations as they work to improve outcomes for patients with thoracic malignancies.
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