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ROXBURGH, Dr Patricia (Chair)

Dr Roxburgh graduated from medical school at the University of Glasgow in 2003 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006.  She trained in medical oncology in the West of Scotland Medical Oncology training programme and gained her certificate of completion of training in 2015. During medical oncology training she was awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinical Training Fellowship at the Beatson Institute of Cancer Research, where she completed her PhD studies investigated strategies to manipulate the TP53 pathway for cancer therapy.

In 2015 she was awarded the Davies Foundation Travelling Fellowship and travelled to New York to undertake a 1-year fellowship as a clinical scientist in the Roche Translational and Clinical Research Centre. She is now senior clinical lecturer/ honorary consultant medical oncologist in the University of Glasgow and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.  Her areas of specialist expertise are in the treatment of women with ovarian cancer, development of novel cancer therapies, precision oncology and ovarian cancer translation research.  She leads the IMAGINE clinical trial, which is a feasibility study aiming to obtain comprehensive somatic genetic testing in a clinically useful timeframe, to support the delivery of personalised experimental cancer therapy.  She is chair of the Scottish Molecular tumour board, precision lead for Glasgow Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre and Lead Clinician for cancer genetics in the newly established Scottish Strategic Network for Genomic Medicine.  Dr Roxburgh is a member of the Scottish Gynaecological Cancer Trials Group and Glasgow lead for the CRUK Scotland centre, ovarian cancer theme.  She is also chief investigator of the PArp Inhibitor Resistance (PAIRS), multi-centre, sample collection study which aims to define the mechanisms of PARP inhibitor resistance in patients with high grade epithelial ovarian cancer.

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