Dr Sanjay Popat elected Chair of British Thoracic Oncology Group
26 February 2013
The Royal Marsden’s Dr Sanjay Popat has been elected as the new Chair of the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG).
Following a unanimous vote at the BTOG steering committee, Dr Popat was formally handed the Chairship by Professor Ken O’Byrne, the Founding Chair and President of BTOG.
Dr Sanjay Popat, who is a Consultant Thoracic Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden, joined the steering committee in 2010 and since then has led on the provision of specialist study days on small cell lung cancer and thoracic neuroendocrine tumours as well as chairing and speaking at many BTOG annual conferences.
Dr Popat says, “Professor Ken O’Byrne was instrumental in setting up BTOG and establishing the steering committee and it is with gratitude, recognition of his commitment over the last 12 years and his tenacity and expertise that I take up the mantle from him. I look forward to working with the steering committee and the thoracic oncology professional community to build on BTOG’s success to date and to ensure it continues to play an important and influential role in this specialist field.”
BTOG is the multidisciplinary group for professionals involved with thoracic malignancies. It aims to improve the care of patients with thoracic malignancies through multidisciplinary education, to develop and advise on guidelines for patient care and to facilitate and nurture clinical trial ideas into full protocols.