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Sawyer, Elinor - consultant clinical oncologist


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Elinor Sawyer



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Area of expertise: cancer

  • Biography

    Elinor Sawyer trained in clinical oncology at the Middlesex, Royal Free and Guy's and St Thomas'. She undertook a PhD in the molecular biology of phyllodes tumours at Cancer Research UK.

    Elinor became a consultant here in 2005, and at that time was awarded a Department of Health Clinician Scientist Award to continue her research activity into phyllodes tumours and establish her research interest in genetic prediposition to breast cancer.

  • Education and training

    • 2003 PhD, University of London
    • 1997 FRCR (UK)
    • 1994 MRCP (London) 
    • 1991 MBBS (University College & Middlesex School of Medicine, London)
  • Specialist interests

    • Phyllodes tumours
    • DCIS
    • LCIS
    • Lobular breast cancer
  • Research interests

    • Genetic predisposition to breast cancer with particular interest in lobular breast cancer and preinvasive disease ( LCIS and DCIS)
    • Identification of biomarkers that predict progression of LCIS and DCIS to invasive disease
    • Molecular biology of phyllodes tumours
  • Awards

    • Identification of biomarkers that predict tumour progression in ductal carcinoma in situ using next generation sequencing - Principal Investigator, Rosetrees Trust 2011-2012
    • Identification of common polymorphisms that predispose to Lobular Breast Cancer - Principal Investigator, BCC Project Grant 2011-13
    • Analysis of Lobular Breast Cancers by Next Generation Sequencing - Principal Investigator, BRC Young Investigator Award 2010
    • Identifying pathways of tumour progression and genetic predisposition in lobular neoplasia - Principal Investigator, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity Project Grant 2011-13
    • Molecular Characterisation of Lobular Carcinoma In situ - Principal Investigator, Pilot Grant – Breast Cancer Campaign 2008-9
    • ICICLE – A study to investigate the genetics of DCIS - Joint Principal Investigator, CRUK Project Grant 2008-2011
    • GLACIER – A study to investigate the genetics of LCIS - Joint Principal Investigator, CRUK Project Grant 2007-2010
    • Department of Health Clinician Scientist Grant 2004-2009