Royal Marsden Consultant elected to prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences fellowship

Professor Nick Turner, Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden

Professor Nick Turner, Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden, Head of the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research and Professor of Molecular Oncology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences among a prestigious group of prominent biomedical and health scientists.  

Announced today (Wednesday 12 May 2021), the new fellows have been selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science through innovative research discoveries and translating scientific developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

I am honoured to be elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences[...]more women than ever are surviving breast cancer and The Royal Marsden has delivered multiple advances in translational research that continue to influence patient care.

Professor Nick Turner, Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden

Professor Turner, who has been at The Royal Marsden since 2008, specialises in the treatment of breast cancer and is Chief Investigator of a number of national and international trials of precision therapy in breast cancer. His research interests include the development of new therapies for breast cancer and using liquid biopsies to deliver more precise treatment for breast cancer.

Last year, Professor Turner was appointed Head of The Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research, a world class facility for breast cancer research which was funded by supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, including a generous donation from Ralph Lauren.

Professor Turner said: “I am honoured to be elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and join the fellows already elected from The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research. Thanks to new treatments developed over the last 40 years, more women than ever are surviving breast cancer and The Royal Marsden has delivered multiple advances in translational research that continue to influence patient care. It is critical that we detect cancer as early as possible to give us the best chance of successfully treating women and saving their lives. I’m very grateful for the support of all my colleagues in the Breast Unit, who have worked hard to support our research over the years.”

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Elected Fellows are the UK’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service. The Academy’s 2021 new Fellows include experts who have spearheaded the COVID-19 response and others who are continuing to advance biomedical sciences in innovative ways for health challenges.