|Dr Olga Oikonomidou
|BSc, MSc, MRes, MD, PhD, FRCP
|Senior Clinical Lecturer in Breast Cancer Medicine / Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist / Breast Cancer Translational Research Group Leader
|University of Edinburgh
|Dr Oikonomidou is an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh. Other than a degree in Medicine, she holds a BSc in Human Genetics, MSc in Oncology, MRes in Immunology and a PhD in translational medicine. After completing her training in medical oncology at King’s College Hospital and Guy’s Hospital in London, she moved to Edinburgh where she worked as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Breast Cancer for 2 years before getting a substantive post as an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist and setting up her own research group in breast cancer translational research. Her responsibilities are split between running a busy breast oncology practice, a large portfolio of clinical trials and leading on breast cancer translational studies.
Dr Oikonomidou is a clinical expert for NICE and SMC and has been involved in numerous technology appraisals since 2015. She has received a number of prestigious grants for her clinical research projects. She is on the TMG of numerous national and international trials. She is currently the global Chief Investigator of 2 multinational multicentre trials, UK Chief Investigator of 4 clinical trials and the PI for more than 20 trials. Her academic research interest is focused on prediction of biomarkers of response to treatment and clinical trials in breast cancer in all phases.