The NCRI Breast Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio of research within the field of breast cancer. The group works closely with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop research to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients.  

The NCRI Breast Group consists of an executive group, chaired by Professor Andrew Wardleywhich provides oversight of the research landscape and proactively identifies opportunities for the group. The NCRI Breast Group also has several subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need. Members are competitively recruited to the executive group and subgroups twice a year.  

Group Chair: Professor Andrew Wardley

Jean Abraham, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Anne Armstrong, Consultant in Medical Oncology and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Indrani Bhattacharya, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Judith Bliss, Director, ICR Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU), Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Janet Brown, University of Sheffield

Ramsey Cutress, Associate Professor in Breast Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust – Princess Anne Hospital

Janet Dunn, Statistician, University of Warwick

Adam Heetun, Surgical Registrar, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Cliona Kirwan, Clinician Scientist in Surgical Oncology, University of Manchester

Chris Lord, Leader, Gene Function Team, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Iain Lyburn, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hannah Markham, Pathologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Stuart McIntosh, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Queen’s University Belfast

Carlo Palmieri, University of Liverpool

Shelley Potter, Cons Senior Lecturer in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & NIHR Clinician Scientist, University of Bristol

Kieran Prior, Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Janice Rose

Pankaj Roy, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kienan Savage, Clinical/Basic Scientist, Queen’s University Belfast

Vijay Sharma, Consultant Histopathologist, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Muthyala Sreenivas, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Lesley Stephen

Carolyn Taylor, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University of Oxford

Lesley Turner

Simon Vincent, Director of Research, Support and Influencing, Breast Cancer Now

Andrew Wardley, Consultant & Honorary Professor in Medical Oncology, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Duncan Wheatley, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust