Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Yvette Drew

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Medical Oncology - Specialising in early phase clinical trial development/delivery and gynaecological malignancies

Deputy ECMC lead

Member of NCRI Endometrial Cancer Clinical Studies sub-group

Member of NCRI Ovarian Cancer Clinical Studies sub-group

Research Lead for Gynae-oncology Trials 

Supervision of Undergraduate, MRes and Postgraduate students

Member of the Teaching and Training Committee NICR

Qualifications

MBBS (Newcastle University with Merit) 1997

MRCP (London) 2001

PhD (Newcastle University) 2011


Research

Research Interests

My Research areas are: the development of novel treatments for gynaecological malignancies by both clinical/translational and laboratory based research in particular the exploitation of targeting DNA damage response and repair pathways. I am also involved in the development and delivery of early phase clinical trials including first-in-human studies. This is delivered through my role as deputy lead of the Newcastle Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre

Esteem Indicators

Active member of National Clinical Studies sub-groups for both endometrial and ovarian cancer

Regional Research Lead for Gynaeoncology Clinical Trials

Lead for Regional Medical Oncology Germline BRCA testing 

Reviewer for the following journals: British Journal of Cancer, Nature Reviews Oncology, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

Funding

Cancer Research UK

MRC Case PhD Studentship

AstraZeneca PhD Studentship

JGWP

Memberships

Association of Cancer Physicians

American Society of Clinical Oncology


Teaching

Teaching

MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences (MMS8007: Cancer Studies)

MSc Medical Sciences (MMS8101: Research Practice in the 21st Century; MMS8107: Cancer Studies)



Publications