Professor Janet Brown was appointed to a Chair in Translational Medical Oncology in the University of Sheffield, UK and as Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Sheffield NHS Foundation Trust in 2012. 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 Hospital, 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 in 2006. Her specialist areas of clinical practice are breast, prostate and renal cancers.

Amongst a range of awards, she gained the American Society for Clinical Oncology Pain Merit Award in 2003 and the UK McElwain Research Prize for Medical Oncology in 2005. In 2008, she won a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship for studies in bone oncology, which she held until 2014. She has gained international clinical experience, including study visits to Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School and Princess Margaret’s Hospital in Toronto.

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 Musculoskeletal 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.

Janet Brown

University of Sheffield, Sheffield

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