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Dr Lisa Pickering

Consultant Medical Oncologist in Renal and Skin Cancers

Royal Marsden, London, UK


Dr Pickering gained an honours degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford in 1992 and her medical degree from the University of London in 1995. She trained in Medical Oncology at Guy’s and St Thomas’, St George’s and Royal Marsden Hospitals. She was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2007.


She was appointed to St George’s and the Royal Marsden in 2008 as a Consultant Medical Oncologist. At St George’s she was Clinical Lead for Oncology and Palliative Medicine from 2011 and Clinical Chair of the Division of Medicine from 2015 to 2019. She transferred full time to the Royal Marsden in autumn 2019 in order to focus on cancer medicine and clinical research. In March 2020 she was appointed to the faculty of the Institute of Cancer Research and also to the role of Associate Medical Director for Strategy at the Royal Marsden.


Her major interest is in improving the outcome of renal and skin cancers. In particular, she is interested in the development of new treatments, determining how to individualise patient treatment and making those advances available to patients. In support of these aims Dr Pickering is a member of the UK Clinical Reference Group for Chemotherapy and Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, the UK National Research Groups for Renal and Bladder Cancers and the Clinical Reference Group for the National Kidney Cancer Audit.


She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has been involved in more than 70 clinical trials, including as Principle and Chief Investigator.

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