KCSN Medical Advisory Board

The KCSN Medical Advisory Board has been established to support the work of our charity and, in particular, the clinical trials and research element of KCSN. The members of the board are recognised experts in renal cancer from leading institutions and hospitals around the UK, and many also serve on the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Bladder and Renal Cancer Clinical Studies Group (CSG).

We are fortunate to have secured the commitment of such an eminent group of leading clinicians and nurses. We are honoured they have joined us in this exciting 5-year patient-led project to support research into renal cancer and to improve recruitment and retention of renal cancer patients in clinical trials.

  1. Mr Christopher Blick 

    Consultant Urological Surgeon, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

  2. Dr Hilary Glen 

    Consultant in Medical Oncology/Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer/NRS Research Fellow, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow

  3. Professor Vicky Goh 

    Chair in Clinical Cancer Imaging, King’s College London, and Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

  4. Professor Robert Hawkins 

    Cancer Research UK Professor/Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital, Manchester

  5. Professor Rob Jones 

    Professor of Clinical Cancer Research, University of Glasgow and Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow

  6. Caroline Kelly

    Senior Statistician, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow

  7. Dr James Larkin

    Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London

  8. Dr Paul Nathan 

    Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Middlesex

  9. Mr Grenville Oades

    Consultant Urological Surgeon/WoSCAN Lead for Urological Cancers, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

  10. Professor Tom Powles

    Professor of Genitourinary Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, Barts and The London Hospital and Honorary Professory of Urology and Oncology, University College London

  11. Linda Shephard 

    Clinical Nurse Specialist- Renal and Testicular Cancer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

  12. Mr Grant Stewart

    University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, Academic Urology Group, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

  13. Dr Fiona Thistlethwaite

    Consultant in Medical Oncology, The Christie Hospital, Manchester and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

  14. Nicola Thomson

    Advanced Specialist Nurse in Germ Cell and Renal Cancer, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow

  15. Dr Naveen Vasudev

    Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology/ESREP Academic Co-Lead, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology and St James’s Institute of Oncology

  16. Professor John Wagstaff

    Swansea University College of Medicine, South West Wales Cancer Institute, Swansea