Professor Janet Brown


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Breast, prostate and renal cancers

Professional biography:

Professor Janet Brown was appointed to a Chair in Translational Medical Oncology at the University of Sheffield, UK and as Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She also holds a Visiting Professorship in Medical Oncology at the University of Leeds, UK. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and training in oncology in Newcastle, Christie Hospital Manchester and Weston Park Cancer Centre, Sheffield, she obtained her MD research degree from University of Sheffield and was appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist. She has published over 100 papers and received over £15 million in grants as principal investigator or co-applicant.

Professor Brown is currently Head of the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology in Sheffield which, with the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, encompasses responsibility for around 100 clinical and scientific researchers and associated funding. She is also Deputy Director (and oncology lead) of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research.

Other current roles include her leadership of the £4.5 million Yorkshire Cancer Research Senior Fellowships Award for Sheffield. She is Translational Lead for the Sheffield Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (funded by Cancer Research UK), the Sheffield Clinical Academic Training Lead for Oncology and the Yorkshire Network Research lead for urological cancer.