James Spicer

Professor of experimental cancer medicine and consultant in medical oncology


James Spicer is professor of experimental cancer medicine at King's College London and a consultant in medical oncology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

He runs the cancer phase 1 trials programme for King's Health Partners and leads the King's experimental cancer medicine centre, funded by Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research.

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 2012
  • PhD, Institute of Cancer Research, University of London, 2002
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1998
  • Medicine and surgery (MB BS) King's College London, 1995
  • BA in biochemistry, University of Oxford, 1987

Research interests

  • Development of new cancer drugs
  • New immunotherapies


  • McElwain Prize from the Association of Cancer Physicians, 2004
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Institute of Cancer Research, 1998

Last updated: November 2023

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