The NCRI Brain Group’s “Improving outcomes for older and frail neuro-oncology patients” Working Group sets out to achieve Priority 4 of the NCRI Brain Group Strategic Priorities: To improve outcomes for elderly or frail patients, patients with poor prognosis and patients who are ineligible for active oncological treatment. 

This priority aims to improve outcomes for patients with poor prognosis by developing a better understanding of brain tumours. This Working Group could focus on developing a biorepository to better understand the disease as well as exploring patient and carer priorities.

You can see the full list of strategic priorities for the NCRI Brain Group here. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of this working group, visit the jobs and opportunities page to apply to become a general member.

Working Group Members

Dr Juliet Brock

Chair

Dr Juliet Brock was appointed as a Senior Clinical Fellow at the Royal ...

Dr Juliet Brock

Chair

Dr Juliet Brock was appointed as a Senior Clinical Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital in 2010, responsible for the SRS service for brain metastases. The following year, Dr Brock took up a consultant post in Brighton, sub-specialising in the management of malignant and benign tumours of the CNS and treatment of thoracic cancers. 

Her research interests have focused on improving the assessment, treatment and survivorship of patients diagnosed with a brain tumour, particularly vulnerable older people with high grade glioma.  

Dr Cressida Lorimer

Deputy Chair

Dr Cressida Lorimer is a senior Clinical Oncology Registrar based in Sussex and at The Royal Mars ...

Dr Cressida Lorimer

Deputy Chair

Dr Cressida Lorimer is a senior Clinical Oncology Registrar based in Sussex and at The Royal Marsden Hospital. During her training, she completed a fellowship as a clinical research fellow in neuro oncology, resulting in an MD in the management of older patients with glioblastoma. She has presented and published on the assessments and approaches to treatments amongst older cancer patients and is particularly interested in improving individualised treatment approaches amongst older neuro oncology patients.

Dr Molly Jameson

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Lead

Dr Molly Jameson

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Lead

Dr Molly Jameson graduated from Leicester Medical School in 2019 and is currently working as an Internal Medicine Trainee based in Manchester. She is pursuing a career in Onco-geriatrics, a relatively new and rapidly developing speciality that has big impacts on cancer care.

Molly’s previous research has focussed on improving outcomes for people who are frail while they are in hospital. It is important to her that research is accessible to the people it affects.