Elinor Sawyer

Consultant clinical oncologist


Elinor Sawyer has been a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2005. She also leads the molecular breast cancer genetics research group at King's College London.

She is involved in a number of breast cancer clinical trials and leads the Guy's breast cancer radiotherapy development group.

Education and training

  • PhD in molecular genetics, University of London, 2003
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR), London, 1997
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London, 1994 
  • Medicine and surgery (MBBS), University College London, 1991

Research interests

  • Molecular genetics of breast cancer, particularly lobular breast cancer
  • Molecular genetics of pre-invasive disease, particularly ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • Genetic predisposition to breast cancer
  • Identification of biomarkers that predict progression of LCIS and DCIS to invasive disease


  • Elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, 2018
  • Young investigator award, British Oncology Association, 2001

Last updated: March 2024

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