Debra Josephs

Consultant medical oncologist


Debra Josephs is a consultant medical oncologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Debra became a consultant in urological and thoracic oncology at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2017. She  is also an honorary senior lecturer at King's College London.

Education and training

  • Speciality certificate examination in medical oncology, Royal College of Physicians, 2015
  • Oncology Master of Science (MSc), The Institute of Cancer Research, 2015
  • PhD, King's College London, 2013
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Royal College of Physicians, 2007
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Edinburgh, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc(Hons)) pharmacology, First Class, University of Edinburgh, 2003

Research interests

  • The development of novel therapies for cancer, with experience in both translational research and clinical trials
  • PAIR study looking at the pathobiology of immune toxicities related to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy
  • Understanding the genetics of urological and thoracic cancers, with a particular focus on prostate cancer


  • BSc (Hons) pharmacology, prize for best research project, University of Edinburgh
  • McElwain Prize in medical oncology, Association of Cancer Physicians (national)
  • Sylvia Lawler Oncology Prize, Royal Society of Medicine (national)
  • Tim Plunkett Prize for excellence in oncology research (local)
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre and Cancer Research UK
  • Prize for best poster discussion session, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology annual conference, Barcelona
  • Prize for best oral presentation, 'The tumour microenvironment: fundamental biology and translational research' conference, London, UK
  • Prize for best oral presentation, British Society for Investigative Dermatology annual conference, UK
  • Prize for best poster presentation, Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre biannual conference, UK
  • Starter grant for clinical lecturers, Academy of Medical Sciences

Last updated: January 2023

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