Louise Izatt

Consultant in clinical and cancer genetics


Louise Izatt has more than 20 years' experience in cancer genetics. She became a consultant at Guy’s Hospital in 2002 and is the local principal investigator for many collaborative cancer genetic studies.


  • is a medical advisor to the Ataxia Telangiectasia Society
  • advised on genetics and breast cancer for the Cancer Reform Strategy at the Department of Health
  • is a former member of Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Screening in England (2009-2018)
  • is a former member of the advisory group on Ionising Radiation for Human Radiosensitivity
  • is a former member of Cancer Genetics steering committee (2013-9)
  • is an invited member of paediatric endocrine tumour working groups (2014 onwards)
  • is an honorary senior lecturer in research at King’s College London, supervising a PhD research project investigating paragangliomas and phaeochromocytomas.

Education and training

  • PhD in breast cancer genetics
  • Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital Medical School

Research interests

  • Variants of unknown significance in BRCA1
  • Endocrine tumours
  • Epidemiology of BRCA1 and BRCA2

Last updated: January 2023

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