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Prof Siow-Ming Lee
1st Floor Central
UCL Hospitals
250 Euston Road
Tel: 020 3447 9091
Fax: 020 3447 9055
  • Professor of Medical Oncology
  • Research Department of Oncology
  • Cancer Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Professor of Medical Oncology
  • Cancer Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor Siow-Ming Lee is a Professor of Medical Oncology at University College London (UCL), and a Consultant Medical Oncologist at UCL Hospitals (UCLH). He studied medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College London, before completing his postgraduate internal medicine training at St Bartholomew’s and King’s College Hospitals, and a medical oncology clinical research fellowship training at Guy’s and Christie Hospitals. He was awarded the American Association for Cancer Research Upjohn Award in 1993, McElwain Prize by the Association of Cancer Physicians in 1994, and a PhD degree from University of Manchester in 1994. He was appointed Consultant Medical Oncologist at UCLH in 1998, Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians in 2003 and Professor of Medical Oncology at UCL in 2010. He specialises in the treatment of lung cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma and HIV-related cancers.

He currently chairs the London Lung Cancer Group, which has a longstanding international research reputation and the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Advanced Lung Cancer Clinical Subgroup. He also sits on several national and international executive cancer committees (inc NCRI, CTAAC, IASLC, ESMO), grant reviewer for many cancer bodies, manuscript reviewer for many research journals, and member of a number of international cancer societies. He is renowned for his lung cancer trials and has lectured widely on his research including being invited to deliver Presidential lectures or as discussant at major international cancer meetings, including at ASCO, ESMO and World Lung Cancer Conference.

Research Summary

In addition to caring for patients with lung cancer, lymphoma and HIV cancers, Professor Lee designs and leads many NCRI clinical cancer trials in United Kingdom with integral translational studies. His studies have led to changes in treatment paradigms for patients, including those with lung cancer, lymphoma, glioma and HIV-related malignancies. His TOPICAL trial demonstrated that elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) deemed unsuitable for chemotherapy benefited from an oral targeted treatment with erlotinib if they developed a rash. His latest trial (ET) examines the role of ERCC1 biomarker in NSCLC patients treated with either platinum- or taxane-based chemotherapy. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters, many as first, corresponding or senior author in high impact journals including Lancet Oncology, JCO, JNCI, Cancer Research and Clinical Cancer Research.

The UCLH website contains further information about Professor Lee's research:

Teaching Summary

Professor Lee has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including making an important contribution to the teaching of the Cancer Medicine course to UCL medical students, teaching on two Masters courses (UCL MSc Cancer programme and MSc in Oncology at The Institute of Cancer Research). He also the educational supervisor for Senior House Officers and Specialist Registrars rotating through his oncology firm. Over thirty trainees have now progressed to become consultants, senior lecturers and a professor in oncology. 

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