Medical and scientific advisors

We thank all members of our expert advisory panels who help us develop evidence based, trustworthy and comprehensive patient information as well as advise on the research projects we fund. All members give up their valuable time to help us in this regard for which we are very grateful.

Patient Information Medical Advisors

  • Dr Bristi Basu, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Academic Consultant in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics Cambridge University NHS Trust (oncology)

  • Mr Ross Carter – Glasgow Royal Infirmary (surgical)

  • Dr Seb Cummins – Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (clinical oncology)
  • Mr Giuseppe Kito Fusai, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Hospital London(surgical)
  • Mr Hemant Kocher – Barts and the London Hospital (surgical)
  • Mr Neville Menezes – Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (surgical)
  • Mary Phillips – Royal Surrey County Hospital (Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Specialist Dietitian)
  • Dr Sheela Rao – The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (medical oncology)
  • Dr Kevin Shotliff – Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Brompton Hospital. Royal Marsden Hospital (endocrinology)

Clinical Research – Scientific Advisory Committee

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has been established to advise the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive of the Charity on its research strategies and policies relating to the funding of research grants, recommending change and development as appropriate.

The SAC will ensure independent review of grant proposals for research funding and make recommendations to the Trustees for the allocation of research funds. The SAC will oversee processes for timely monitoring and reporting of funded research activity.

The SAC is to provide independent scientific advice to PCA’s Board of Trustees and Chief Executive on the following areas:

  •  Develop and maintain an overview of pancreatic cancer research being undertaken worldwide, and to identify and make recommendations on the most appropriate areas for research investment by the Charity, either alone or in partnership with other organisations and in line with PCA’s Charitable Objects.
  •  Whether to fund specific research proposals and provide recommendations on individual grant applications in a timely fashion, so that grant round deadlines can be met.
  •  To make recommendations on the establishment of effective processes for inviting (and making decisions on) high quality research applications.
  •  Help identify and recruit external peer reviewers to undertake evaluations of individual research applications where applicable.
  • To ensure clear, measurable outcomes such as evidence of project planning and budgeting, form part of the grant awarding process.
  •  Ensuring that all research is conducted to the highest ethical standards, complies with all relevant regulations and guidelines, and is conducted in an environment which supports the highest standards of research governance.