Professor Ros Eeles
- Professor of Oncogenetics
Professor Ros Eeles trained at the University of Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. She then underwent higher medical training and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. She trained in clinical oncology at The Royal Marsden and is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (Clinical Oncology Faculty), UK.
Her research training was in genetic predisposition to cancer at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and she has a PhD in Cancer Genetics from the University of London. She spent a year in the United States where she worked in research in cancer genetics and had oncology clinical experience.
She now leads a programme of research at the ICR in genetic predisposition to prostate cancer and management of individuals with BRCA mutations. She is an author on over 280 papers and has edited a major textbook on genetic predisposition to cancer.
Professor Eeles is accredited in clinical oncology with a subspecialism in cancer genetics – cancer risk assessment, genetic testing for predisposition to cancer, targeted screening advice based on cancer genetic risk assessment and the application of cancer genetics to cancer care. She does not undertake gene therapy.
She has been on several genetics advisory committees and edited the special edition of Familial Cancer ‘Delivering cancer genetics services – new ways of working’ which reported on models of delivery of cancer genetics services.
Her clinical oncology practice is in urological oncology.