Dr Susannah Stanway

Consultant in Medical Oncology MBChB MSc FRCP MD

Specialism: Breast

Available at: Sutton

Special interests:

  • cancer survivorship
  • cancer control in low-middle income countries


Having qualified from Bristol University in 1998, Dr Susannah Stanway obtained an MD thesis for her work on steroid sulphatase inhibition in postmenopausal patients with breast cancer from Imperial College in 2009. Her oncology training was undertaken at UCLH and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Stanway has been working at consultant level since 2012, both in the Acute Oncology Service at Croydon University Hospital and in The Royal Marsden’s Breast Unit.

Along with actively recruiting patients to the large portfolio of research studies in the Breast Unit, Dr Stanway's research interest is predominantly focused on cancer survivorship. This includes cardio-oncology in collaboration with, among others, the onco-cardiology group at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she sits on the NCRI Symptom Management Working Group. Susannah has also completed an MSc thesis on Risk Stratification to Guide Follow-Up After Childhood Malignancy.

Dr Stanway co-chairs The Royal Marsden’s Living With and Beyond Cancer Committee, and sits on the London Cancer Alliance survivorship pathway and research group. She leads the Cancer Survivorship module on the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) MSc course, and has been actively involved with The Royal Marsden’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program since its inception.

Susannah has a personal interest in cancer control in low-middle income countries. She leads a sub-module on this subject for the ICR MSc course and actively contributes to research in this area. She sits on the editorial board of ASCO’s Journal of Global Oncology.

Dr Stanway is the current President of the Oncology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.

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