Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameMartin
SurnameLeach
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostCo Director CR-UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre
DepartmentDivision of Radiotherapy and Imaging
Telephone0208 661 3338
Emailmartin.leach@icr.ac.uk
InstitutionInstitute of Cancer Research
NHS TrustThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldOncology & Carcinogenesis
Secondary Research FieldOncology & Carcinogenesis
BiographyMartin Leach is a Professor of Physics as Applied to Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. He is section chairman and co-director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research Group. Professor Leach’s main interests are in the development and evaluation of new methods of detecting, characterising and treating cancer. His research is primarily involved in developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. By accurately measuring tissue properties using imaging, the functional and metabolic properties of tumours, rather than just their extent, can be imaged thereby aiding diagnosis and therapy planning. These approaches are also helping to evaluate new treatments for cancer, allowing the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical use in early stage trials of novel therapeutics. In setting up the Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Breast Screening (MARIBS) trial, Professor Leach has worked with colleagues across the country to improve the detection of breast cancer in women at high risk, leading to new screening guidelines in the UK and USA.
 

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