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Prof Martyn Caplin
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  • Honorary Professor
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Prof Martyn Caplin leads The Royal Free London “European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society’s Centre of Excellence”. Furthermore, he leads scientific and clinical research programmes into neuroendocrine tumours. In addition to being the Chairman ENETS (2014-2016) and Vice-Chairman (2016-2018), he has been with ENETS since its foundation in 2004 also serving as its Scientific Secretary. He is currently the chair of the EU European Reference Network for Rare Cancers Neuroendocrine Tumour Committee as part of EURACAN. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKI NETS) in recognition of his clinical leadership and research in the field of NETs. He is a founder and Past-Chairman of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society. 2006-2014 he was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Upper-G.I. Cancer Committee and he is a Past-Chairman of the NCRI Neuroendocrine Tumour group. He has published over 200 peer review papers, written multiple book chapters and co-authored two books. He regularly lectures both nationally and internationally. 2006-2012 he was the clinical lead for “NHS Evidence” for Gastroenterology and Liver diseases (under the auspices of NICE), chairing annual evidence updates into gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

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Research Summary
Prof Martyn Caplin leads the Academic Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit including the broad multidisciplinary research programme across Royal Free London NHS Trust and UCL. This is a translational research programme taking basic science into clinical practice also including new diagnostics, imaging, screening, prognosticators and new therapies for NETs. He has led and contributes to many clinical trials of new drug developments in the field.
Teaching Summary
Prof Martyn Caplin regularly teaches undergraduate medical students in the field of gastroenterology. He lectures regularly both nationally and internationally on neuroendocrine tumours. He has led the development of CME programmes into neuroendocrine tumours including the ENETS UEMS approved courses.
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