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'Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer referrals and diagnoses in 2020 and 2021: a population-based study in England'


Dr Toral GathaniToral Gathani is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

She studied Medicine at the University of St Andrews and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School graduating in 1999 with Honours. She undertook her surgical training in London and at the Nottingham Breast Institute.  

She is a member of the national Clinical Advisory Panel for Cancer Research UK and the Academic and Research Committee for the UK Association of Breast Surgery. She was appointed Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College in 2019. The Royal College of Surgeons of England awarded her a prestigious Hunterian Professorship in 2022 for her work on ethnicity and breast cancer.

Toral was a research fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2003-2006 where she undertook the research for her MD thesis. She continued to develop her interest in epidemiology during her specialist surgical training and has spent time working in India in a research and clinical capacity. She is a past recipient of a British Medical Association Humanitarian Award for public health related work in Assam, India. 

Her main research interests are in the intersection of ethnicity and breast cancer in women in the UK and of breast cancer as a global health challenge. 


Chair: Associate Professor Ashok Handa

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.

Please email Louise King if you would like to attend.