Consultant Medical Oncologist, University College London Hospital.
Dr Alison Jones graduated from Bristol University in 1980 and specialised in Medical Oncology, training at The Royal Marsden Hospital, after which she took up a consultant post at The Royal Free Hospital in 1993. She retired from the NHS in 2015, and continues to practice at The Leaders in Oncology Care in her specialist area of breast cancer. Dr Jones previously worked between The Royal Free and University College Hospital, London in a multidisciplinary team with approximately 300 new cases of breast cancer per annum on each site. She is an active participant in clinical trials and has been on the steering committee for a number of trials within the United Kingdom. She also undertakes clinical trials in the private sector at The Sarah Cannon Institute which is associated with LOC in Harley Street.
She has specific interest in
- Clinical trials
- Breast cancer in young women (fertility preservation, pregnancy etc.)
- Introduction of new drugs
- Personalised medicine
She continues on the steering committee of the Association of Cancer Physicians UK having been immediate past chair and advises on the introduction of new drugs through the London Cancer Drugs Group. She is a trustee of Breast Cancer Care, the major UK charity advising and supporting women through breast cancer. She is invited to speak at both national and international meetings.
She continues to publish on breast cancer and has over a hundred and forty publications, mainly in peer review journals.