Anthony Kong


Clinical reader and honorary consultant clinical oncologist


Anthony Kong completed clinical oncology training at Barts and The Royal Marsden Hospitals.

After specialist training and a PhD, he became a clinical scientist at the University of Oxford and an honorary consultant at the Oxford Cancer Centre in 2008.

He became a clinical senior lecturer and an honorary consultant in Birmingham in 2015, responsible for running many early and late phase immunotherapy trials in head and neck cancers.

Since July 2019, he has been a clinical reader at King's College London and an honorary consultant clinical oncologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. 

Education and training

Anthony read medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine in London. He did his PhD research at CRUK London Research Institute Lincoln's Inn Laboratories, and received a PhD from University College London. After his PhD, he was awarded a clinical scientist fellowship and became a group leader at University of Oxford.

Research interests

  • Personalised medicine

  • Immunotherapy and radiotherapy combination

  • Translational research and clinical trials


  • Research fellowship in science, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 2009-2015

  • Breakthrough clinician scientist fellowship, 2008-2014

  • AACR-Aflac scholar-in-training award, 2008

  • EACR 40th¬†anniversary research award 2008

  • Sylvia Lawler prize, 2007, Royal Society of Medicine

  • Mike Price fellowship, 2007, European Association of Cancer Research

  • Cancer Research UK clinician research training fellowship, 2004-2007

Last updated: May 2022

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