To support excellence in biomarker-led clinical investigation, CMPath provides guidance and technical critique of pathology and biomarker components in clinical trials.

Through ensuring this dialogue with stakeholders they aim to facilitate and support best practice in biomarker-led pathology research, improving the delivery of cellular and molecular pathology in research and ultimately in clinical application.

CMPath can offer advice on:

  • Tissue acquisition, processing, storage and access
  • Tissue analytics
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomarker discovery, assay development, qualification
  • Bioinformatics of large data sets and biostatistical analysis

Investigators are invited to present their proposals for open discussion and feedback from a panel of Pathology experts. The intention of providing this pre-submission peer input is to facilitate successful funding and add value to the proposals, for example by suggesting translational components. Investigators will receive oral and written feedback.

The group is made up of expert members, including pathologists, translational scientists, statisticians and consumer representatives, who each specialise in different areas.

Dr Maggie Cheang (Chair)

Dr Guy Betts

Professor Craig Robson

Dr Sidonie Hartridge-Lambert

Dr Max Robinson

Dr Abeer Shabaan

Professor Gareth Thomas

Dr Newton Wong

NCRI Bladder and Renal Group, Dr Ananya Choudhury

NCRI Brain Group, Dr Kathreena Kurian

NCRI Breast Group, TBC

NCRI Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group, Professor Andy Hall

NCRI Colorectal Group, Dr Nick West

NCRI Gynaecological Group, Dr Naveena Singh

NCRI Head and Neck Group, Dr Max Robinson

NCRI Haematological Oncology Group, TBC

NCRI Lung Group, Dr William Wallace

NCRI Lymphoma Group, Dr Maria Calaminici

NCRI Upper GI Group, Dr Gordon Hutchins

NCRI Prostate Group, Professor Daniel Berney

NCRI Skin Group, Dr Craig Paul

NCRI Sarcoma Group, Dr Malee Fernando

NCRI Testis Group, TBC

Dr Engy Abdellatif

Professor Roz Banks

Professor Sebastian Brandner

Dr Emma Clark

Professor Eithne Costello-Goldring

Professor Christopher Foster

Dr Gareth Gerrard

Dr Paul Huang

Mr Michael Kemp

Dr Hector Keun

Dr Jamshid Sorouri Khorashad

Dr Syed Ali Khurram

Dr Simon Lord

Miss Susana Miranda

Dr Abhik Mukherjee

Dr David Poller

Dr Nuria Porta

Mr Derek Price

Dr Anne Marie Quinn

Dr Claudia Roberts

Dr Manuel Rodriguez-Justo

Dr Jayson Wang

Dr Nick West

Dr Roland Arnold

Dr Anita Grigoriadis

Dr Gene Schuster

Dr Elena Provenzano