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Archives of Treating the Older Cancer Patient

WINTER, Dr Helen

As a medical oncologist I am committed to delivering the highest quality of care for patients and families affected by cancer.  I strive for equity of access for earlier diagnosis, new cancer treatments, cancer genomics and clinical trials.     I have a track record in medical education and co-chairs the National Immunotherapy Education Forum.  This was developed […]

FURNESS, Ms Hannah

Hannah is a highly specialist physiotherapist in oncology and palliative care. She started her career in 2013 completing junior rotations Tunbridge Wells NHS, alongside part-time roles in sport, including Chelsea FC. In 2015, she joined the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where she completed senior oncology rotations and from 2019-2023, she worked as Physiotherapy Lead […]

WINTER, Dr Rebecca

  Rebecca Winter is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Geriatric Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical school and a Consultant Geriatrician in Brighton. Clinically, her time is shared between acute geriatric medicine and the ‘Joint Medical and Surgical Clinic for older people with Breast Cancer’. Rebecca’s interest around service development has led to […]


Sarah Compton is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Geriatric Oncology at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London. Sarah has worked as an oncology nurse for nearly 20 years undertaking a number of roles including a research nurse, Lung Cancer CNS, Oncology Matron and currently as an ANP. One of her initiatives included setting up a […]


I am a senior specialist Occupational Therapist working in the Geriatric Oncology Liaison Development (GOLD) team at Guy’s Cancer Centre. My area of expertise is in supporting older patients experiencing cancer symptoms, most commonly fatigue, sleep issues, cognitive challenges and functional changes. Also considering any co-morbidities/frailty within an ageing population living with cancer. My role […]


Dr Vérène Dougoud is a medical oncologist working at the Department of medical oncology in HFR Hospital in Fribourg Switzerland as a senior consultant. She is the head of the geriatric oncology program running in the outpatient clinic since 2017 and has special interest in breast cancer. She is involved in many clinical trials interesting […]


Vanya Slavova-Boneva Vanya is Specialist Senior Adult Oncology Programme (SAOP) and Haemato-Oncology Pharmacist at Royal Marsden Hospital, United Kingdom. She specialised in oncology in 2014 taking on both technical and clinical roles, completing Diploma in General Pharmacy practice and qualifying as an independent prescriber in 2019. As an Oncology Pharmacist, Vanya has experience in haemato-oncology/solid […]


Megan is a Senior Specialist Dietitian and Macmillan Professional and has been working at The Royal Marsden Hospital in a service development role as part of the Senior Adult Oncology Programme, which aims to prehabilitate and rehabilitate older adults with cancer, since 2021. During her career, she has led on multiple service developments / quality […]


Dr Mark Baxter is a Clinical Lecturer in Medical Oncology based at the University of Dundee. His primary research interest relates to Geriatric Oncology and improving the care of older adults with cancer, with a specific focus on cancers of the upper gastrointestinal

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