Senior Investigator Profile

First NameMitch
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostHead of Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research & Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology
DepartmentRalph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research
Telephone+44 207 808 2887
InstitutionThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
NHS TrustThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldOncology & Carcinogenesis
Secondary Research FieldEndocrinology
BiographyProfessor Mitch Dowsett is Head of the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology at the Institute of Cancer Research, and Professor of Translational Research in the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre, London. His research focuses almost exclusively on breast cancer and predominantly on hormonal aspects of the disease and biomarkers of response. He has been closely involved with the clinical development of aromatase inhibitors and in the creation of international standards for steroid receptor Ki67 and HER2 analyses. He is the co-inventor of the IHC4 score for managing early breast cancer. He has authored over 600 published papers related to breast cancer, and was the 2007 William L McGuire Memorial Lecturer. He was an Executive Board member of the Breast International Group (BIG) for 10 years, as well as on the scientific advisory boards for several academic and commercial enterprises (pharmaceutical and diagnostic). He sits on the Executive/Steering Committees of several clinical trials, and is co-PI of the POETIC trial, the largest UK-specific randomised trial to be conducted in breast cancer. He was the founding chairman of the NCRI Translational Clinical Study Group. He is the inaugural chairman of the first UK-Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium (Jan 2018).

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