Health Foundation / Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow
Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, Oxford Centre for Cancer Gene Research, University of Oxford
David Church trained in Medical Oncology in Bristol before moving to Oxford, where he obtained his D.Phil. and completed his training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer. Since 2014 he has been an Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Cancer Gene Research, University of Oxford, and an Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Oxford Cancer Centre. His research focuses on the interaction between tumours and the host immune system, with particular focus on those with an elevated mutational load as a consequence of defective DNA polymerase proofreading or loss of DNA mismatch repair function. More broadly he is interested in the identification and clinical implementation of novel biomarkers in colorectal and endometrial cancers.