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 and Chair-Elect: 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. Tom is the BTOG representative on the UKLCC.

Discipline: Medical Oncology

Jason Adhikaree

Clinical Associate Professor in Oncology/Honorary Consultant Medical Oncology

University of Nottingham, School of Medicine/Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham

Samreen Ahmed

Consultant Medical Oncologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Leicester

Shobhit Baijal

Consultant Medical Oncologist

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust

Birmingham

Alastair Greystoke

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

Member, BTOG Research Group

Adam Januszewski

Consultant Medical Oncologist

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

London

Tom Newsom-Davis

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

London

BTOG Representative: UKLCC

Sanjay Popat

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Royal Marsden Hospital

London

Chair, BTOG Research Group; Member, BTOG LCNEC Special Interest Group; Member, BTOG Thymic Malignancies Special Interest Group

Riyaz Shah

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Kent

James Spicer

Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine and Consultant in Medical Oncology

King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

London

Member, BTOG Research Group

Yvonne Summers

Clinical Director and Consultant Medical Oncologist/Honorary Senior Lecturer

Christie Hospital and Manchester University Foundation Trusts/Manchester University Institute of Cancer Studies

Manchester

Member, BTOG Thymic Malignancies Special Interest Group

Discipline: Clinical Oncology

David Gilligan

Consultant Oncologist & Associate Lecturer

University of Cambridge – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Cambridge

Chair, BTOG Thymic Malignancies Special Interest Group

Stephen Harrow

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Edinburgh Cancer Centre

Edinburgh

Fiona McDonald

Consultant Thoracic Clinical Oncologist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

London

Clive Peedell

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

James Cook University Hospital

Middlesbrough

Gerard Walls

(Oncology Trainee Representative from May 2022). ST7 and Clinical Lecturer

Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital

Belfast

Discipline: Respiratory

Sinan Eccles

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

South Wales

Matthew Evison

Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine (Thoracic Oncology). Professor, MASHC Honorary Clinical Chair, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester

North West Lung Centre & University of Manchester

Manchester

Member, BTOG Thymic Malignancies Special Interest Group

David Meek

Consultant Respiratory Physician in Thoracic Oncology/Associate Medical Director – Clinical Governance

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge

Neal Navani

Consultant / Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine

University College London Hospital

London

Emma O'Dowd

Consultant Respiratory Physician/ Honorary Associate Professor

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust/University of Nottingham

Nottingham

BTOG Representative: Taskforce for Lung Health (TLH) and TLH Diagnosis Subgroup

Anand Sundaralingam

(Respiratory Trainee Representative from May 2022). Pleural Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and KSS Deanery

Oxford

Discipline: Surgery

John Edwards

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield

Alan Kirk

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

West of Scotland Regional Heart & Lung Centre

Scotland

Member, BTOG Thymic Malignancies Special Interest Group

Cecilia Pompili

Associate Professor in Psychosocial Oncology/Honorary Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

University of Hull/ Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Hull

Discipline: Nursing

Julia McAdam

Lead Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHST

Shropshire

Paula Shepherd

Lung Cancer CNS

Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust

Liverpool

Discipline: Radiology

Discipline: Epidemiology & Statistics

Discipline: Advocacy

Anna Sharman

Consultant Thoracic Radiologist

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester

Allan Hackshaw

Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics. Deputy Director, Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre

Cancer Institute, University College London

London

Member, BTOG Research Group

Sally Hall

Advocate

Member, BTOG Research Group

Janette Rawlinson

Advocate

BTOG Board of Trustees

Martin Grange

Chair of the Board of Trustees and a retired MD of a pharmaceutical company

Chris Kerr

Retired tax inspector

Michael Peake OBE

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

Professor at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Churchill Hospital in Oxford

BTOG Executive

BTOG Associates

Gina Stevens

Executive Officer Gina 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.

Dawn Mckinley

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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BTOG Associates

Communications Team:

Communications and website services are provided by Sandstar Communications.

Conference Provider:

Our Annual Conference abstracts and registrations is provided by Venues World.

Virtual Events Provider:

Our events’ video production and streaming is provided by First Sight Media

Accountant:

Accountancy services are provided by Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants