Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Yvette Drew

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology


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


FRCP (London) 2018
MBBS (Newcastle University with Merit) 1997
MRCP (London) 2001
PhD (Newcastle University) 2011

Area of expertise

Early phase clinical trials, targeting the DNA damage response
Gynaecological cancers


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


Cancer Research UK

MRC Case PhD Studentship

AstraZeneca PhD Studentship



Association of Cancer Physicians

American Society of Clinical Oncology



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

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