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JANES, Prof Sam

Sam won an MRC Training Fellowship to perform a PhD and then a post-doctoral period
working in the CRUK Lincoln’s Inn Fields Institute with Fiona Watt working on lung cancer
biology. He then moved as an MRC Clinician Scientist to UCL leading a group interested in the
role of stem cells in lung cancer pathogenesis and treatment of lung disease using cell
therapies. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship in October 2010 to
work on novel cell therapies for lung cancers resulting in a DPFS first-in-man award and in
2015 won his Wellcome Senior Fellowship renewal to study the genetic and cellular
changes lung cancer pathogenesis. He is the lead of four academic lead randomised clinical
trials and most notably recently launched the SUMMIT study, a 50,000 participant London
based study examining CT and blood screening for lung and other cancers.
He works as a respiratory consultant at UCLH with a particular interest in lung cancer,
mesothelioma, interventional and diagnostic bronchoscopy and early lung cancer detection.
He is Head of Respiratory Research Department at UCL, Vice-Chair of the National ‘Clinical
Expert Group’ on Lung Cancer.