Our team is working to support change to improve cancer care across the pathway. We work on a number of projects which focus on areas from early diagnosis to living with and beyond cancer.
Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Chief Medical Officer
Kathy Pritchard-Jones has been Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of London Cancer since its inception in 2011 and CMO for the UCLH Cancer Collaborative Vanguard since January 2016. She is also the Cancer Programme Director for UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network. Kathy is one of the UK’s foremost experts in childhood cancer and Professor of Paediatric Oncology at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She has been a consultant in the field for 20 years and heads a laboratory for research into the molecular biology of childhood renal tumours, principally Wilms’ Tumour.
Sharon Cavanagh, Lead for Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme, Living with and Beyond Cancer and Allied Health Professionals
Sharon Cavanagh is the lead for Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme and the Living with and Beyond Cancer programme for London Cancer. Sharon’s work focuses on improving patient experience and outcomes by implementing the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.
Sharon has held senior clinical, operational and professional lead roles within palliative care and cancer services in London for 15 years. An occupational therapist by profession, Sharon’s clinical area of expertise is palliative rehabilitation.
Dr Donna Chung, Quality Manager
Donna Chung trained in Medicine at King’s College London, and is a member of Royal College of Surgeons in England. She joined the London Cancer team after completing her MBA. One of Donna’s key interests is to systematically measure value in healthcare.
Donna is currently leading the rapid cancer diagnostic development, piloting multidisciplinary diagnostic centres for patients with non-specific but concerning symptoms. The project is part of the national Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE) Programme.