|John Edwards is Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.|
|David Dunlop is Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and Clinical Director of Specialist Oncology Services and Clinical Haematology for the West of Scotland.|
|Martin Grange is a retired MD of a pharmaceutical company.|
|Sara Hiom is Director of Early Diagnosis and Health Professional Engagement at Cancer Research UK.|
|Chris Kerr is a retired tax inspector.|
|Michael Peake 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.|
Steering Committee Chair: Dr Sanjay Popat
Dr Sanjay Popat is Consultant Thoracic Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Molecular Genetics and Genomics Group at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Dr 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 is an active member of the EORTC Lung Group, ETOP and currently chairs the UK NCRI Advanced Diseases Subgroup of the Lung Cancer CSG. Dr Popat joined the BTOG Steering Committee in 2010 and was elected Chair of the Steering Committee in 2013.
|Steering Committee Vice Chair: Tom Newsom-Davis
Tom 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.
Tom 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||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|
|Cindy Billingham||Research||Professor of Biostatistics and Director of Statistics||Cancer Research UK Trials Unit, University of Birmingham||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||Consultant Respiratory Physician||St James's University Hospital||Leeds|
|Matthew Evison||Respiratory||Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine (Thoracic Oncology)||North West Lung Centre & University of Manchester||Manchester|
|Jackie Fenemore||Nursing||Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist||The Christie Hospital NHS Trust NLCFN Representative||Manchester|
|David Gilligan||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Oncologist & Associate Lecturer||University of Cambridge - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust||Cambridge|
|Matthew Hatton||Clinical Oncology||Consultant and Honorary Professor in Clinical Oncology, Chair NCRI Lung CSG||Weston Park Hospital||Sheffield|
|Sam Janes||Respiratory||Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Respiratory Research Department||University 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|
|Jason Lester||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Clinical Oncologist||Velindre Cancer Centre||Wales|
|Fiona McDonald||Clinical Oncology||Consultant Thoracic Clinical Oncologist||The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust||London|
|Tom Newsom-Davis (SC Vice Chair)||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||Chelsea & Westminster Hospital||London|
|Sanjay Popat (SC Chair)||Medical Oncology||Consultant Medical Oncologist||Royal Marsden Hospital||London|
|Josie Roberts||Nursing||Macmillan Lung Nurse Specialist||Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust||S. Yorkshire|
|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|
|Denis Talbot||Medical Oncology||Professor, Consultant Medical Oncologist||University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital||Oxford|
Gina joined the team in September 2018 as Executive Assistant 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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