Clare Turnbull, MD, PhD

Clare Turnbull MD PhD FRCP FRCPath MFPH MA MSc (Epidemiology)

  • Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • NHS Consultant in Clinical Cancer Genetics (Honorary), Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Consultant in Public Health Medicine (Honorary), Public Health England, London

Clare is Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics in the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research. Her clinical work at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust focuses on management of patients and families with genetic susceptibility to cancer. From 2014 to 2020, Clare worked at Genomics England as Clinical Lead for Cancer Genomics for the 100,000 Genomes Project. Much of her research focuses on statistical, population and public-health-related analyses to better implement cancer susceptibility genetics for risk stratification, cancer early diagnosis and prevention. She also leads a number of NHS service delivery genomics transformation projects: BRCA-DIRECT was initially a CRUK-funded program piloting digital delivery of BRCA-testing in breast cancer patients. Clare studied undergraduate medicine at Cambridge, clinical medicine at Oxford, undertook a Masters in epidemiology and statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in statistical genetics at The Institute of Cancer Research.

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