Surgical Grand Rounds - Dr Simon Lord
Senior Clinical Researcher in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
Clinical Research Surgical Grand Rounds
Friday, 02 November 2018, 8am to 9am
Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
'Effect of metformin on breast cancer metabolism'
Simon Lord is a Senior Clinical Researcher in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics based in the Early Phase Cancer Trials Unit and consultant in medical oncology at the Oxford Cancer Centre. He undertook clinical training in Southampton, Leeds and Oxford and in 2010 was awarded a CRUK Clinical Research Fellowship with Professor Adrian Harris at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, subsequently earning a DPhil for his work investigating therapeutic approaches to target mitochondria in breast cancer.
His clinical interests focus on development of new drugs to treat breast cancer and he is principal and chief investigator on a number of clinical trials of novel therapies. He has an active ‘laboratory to clinic’ research programme which uses genetic and metabolic approaches using tumour cells grown directly from patient samples to characterise the behaviour of breast cancers that arise in patients with obesity and diabetes.
Chair: Professor Ashok Handa
All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.