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Prof. Mitch Dowsett

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Professor of Biochemical Endocrin...

Local Address: London, United Kingdom
Institute of Cancer Research
Sir Richard Doll Building 15 Cotswold Road
Sutton , Surrey SM2 5NG
United Kingdom

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  • BSc
    Imperial College
  • PhD
    Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute at London University
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Professor Mitch Dowsett's ..., 28 July 2014 [cached]
Professor Mitch Dowsett's Endocrinology Team aims to translate basic breast cancer research into advances in patient care.
Team leader
Professor Mitch Dowsett
Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology
Professor Mitch Dowsett's studies into the role of hormones in breast cancer have led to the clinical development of aromatase inhibitors. He holds membership to several senior committees and is on the executive committees for several clinical trials.
New test could help breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy | Breakthrough Breast Cancer, 7 Jan 2013 [cached]
Breakthrough's Professor Mitch Dowsett and his team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London found that the PAM50 test was better than commercially available tests at determining the likelihood of a patient's breast cancer returning.
Professor Mitch Dowsett, chairman of Biochemistry and leader of the Biochemical Endocrinology team at The Institute of Cancer Research said: "Chemotherapy is often used after surgery to reduce the risk of a patient's breast cancer coming back, but the side effects are significant and some women will not see any benefit.
    Mitch Dowsett, ..., 7 Oct 2010 [cached]
    Mitch Dowsett, PhD - Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology; Head of the Academic Department of Biochemistry and Head of Breast Cancer Translational Research, Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (UK)
Mitchell Dowsett, BSc, ..., 10 May 2014 [cached]
Mitchell Dowsett, BSc, PhD
Mitchell Dowsett, BSc, PhD
Mitchell Dowsett is Head of the Academic Department of Biochemistry at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology at the Institute of Cancer Research and Professor in the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre, London, UK.
His major research interests are the endocrinology of breast cancer and biomarkers of response and resistance to treatment. He has a research staff of about 25 and has published over 430 papers on breast cancer. He is chairman of TransATAC, co-chairman of TransHERA, a member of the executive committee of HERA and a member of the steering committee of several other trials. He is co-principal investigator of the POETIC trial, a translational research trial in 4000 patients. He currently chairs the planning committee of the Aromatase Inhibitor Overview Group.
He chaired the advisory committee on HER2 testing in the UK and has co-ordinated a number of quality appraisal studies of HER2 analysis.
He has served as a member and steering committee member, respectively, of the ASCO/CAP task forces on HER2 and ER/PgR testing and is a member of the Special Awards committee of ASCO.
He is the founding chairman of the National Cancer Research Institute Biomarker and Imaging Clinical Study Group with the remit of co-ordinating and enhancing translational research across the UK's cancer clinical trial portfolio. He is past chairman of the British Breast Group. He is a Senior Investigator of the UK National Institute of Health Research.
He lectures widely at international meetings and was awarded the 2007 William McGuire Memorial Lectureship at San Antonio.
Breast Cancer Campaign - Previous Scientific Advisory Board members, 30 Mar 2011 [cached]
Professor Mitchell Dowsett, Ph.D. Professor Mitchell Dowsett is Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology (1994) and was the Head of the Academic Department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Trust (1990). He received his BSc. (Zoology) from Imperial College at London University and his Ph.D. from Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute at London University.
Professor Dowsett is an active member of numerous cancer committees, a member of the Steering Committees of four chemoprevention trials, and Co-Chairman of the pathology sub-committee of the ATAC trial; the largest trial of adjuvant therapy conducted in breast cancer. He is Co-Chair of the Translational Research Committee of the HERA Trial and has recently become Chairman of the NTRAC Translational Research Committee that aims to markedly enhance the value of translational research in the UK's national portfolio of phase III clinical trials in cancer. He is author of more than 350 published papers related to breast cancer.
Professor Dowsett's research focuses exclusively on breast cancer and predominantly on hormonal aspects of the disease. He has been closely involved with the development of aromatase inhibitors over a period of 20 years.
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