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Dr Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj
90 High Holborn, 2nd Floor
Tel: 020 7670 4887
Fax: 020 7607 4909
  • Senior Research Associate
  • MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
  • Inst of Clinical Trials &Methodology
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Joined the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre as a Research Associate in 2003, first based at Barts and since April 2004 at UCL. Senior Research Associate since 2010. Most recently taken on the role of UKCTOCS Trial Manager. Moved to the MRC CTU at UCL in August 2018.

Alex has presented her work at national and key international meetings (ESGO Istanbul 2005, IGCS Santa Monica 2006, ESGO Berlin 2007, IMS Madrid 2008, ESGO Nice 2015).

Over the past decade, Alex has been invited to give talks at a number of international meetings: Controversies of Ovarian Cancer Screening, University of Geneva (2009), 2nd Sino-Euro Experts Conference on Immune Biomarkers for Personalized Medicine in Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai (2015), Ovarian Cancer Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2015), Universit√© catholique de Louvain UCLouvain, Brussels (2016), Multidisciplinary Approach to Gynecological Cancers conference, Krakow (2017).

Research Themes
Research Summary

Main interest in ovarian and endometrial cancer screening. Alex is part of the core team of the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), a randomised controlled trial involving 202,638 women from the UK assessing the mortality impact of screening. She has also been involved in the International Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) looking at genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer and has contributed to a number of publications in this field. Alex has an interest in the menopause transition and the therapies that women use to alleviate their menopausal symptoms. Other interests include biomarker discovery for ovarian as well as other cancers.

Teaching Summary

Alex has been involved in teaching on the MSc Reproductive Health course since 2008.

Currently, co-lead for the following modules:

* Women's Cancers module on the iBSc Women's Heath programme

* Concept and Controversies module on the newly established MSc Women's Health 

* Applying Clinical Trial Design Principles in Practice module on the MSc Clinical Trials

Academic Background
2002 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Cancer Research/Molecular Biology King's College London
1998 MSc Master of Science – Immunology St George's Hospital Medical School
1996 Ba.BiomedScH Bachelor Biomedical Science (Honours) – Biomedical Sciences University of Westminster
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