Professor Russell Petty is Chair of Medical Oncology at the University of Dundee and a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Tayside Cancer Centre in Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. He is Director of Research and Development for NHS Tayside and Director of Tayside Medical Science Centre. He leads a research programme in clinical and translational cancer medicine focused upon oesophageal and gastric cancer involving both laboratory research, as well as early and late phase clinical trials. Developing precision medicine strategies to tackle treatment resistant oesophageal and gastric cancers is a key research aim. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications including in high impact journals such as the Lancet, Lancet Oncology , Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Nature Genetics. His government and professional advisory roles include to the Chief Medical Officer in Scotland, Scottish Parliament , Chief Scientist in Scotland ,National Cancer Research Institute, EORTC, ESMO and IGCC.