Prof Ananya ChoudhuryMA (Cantab), PhD, MRCP, FRCR

Chair and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Co-Group Leader Translational Radiobiology

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Overview

Clinical lead for technical radiotherapy; member of the Radiation-Related Research group; member of the Christie Urological Disease orientated Group; Urology Radiotherapy Research lead; Clinical project lead for MR Linac; RCR College Tutor; Academic Clinical Fellow lead for Clinical Oncology.

Urology radiotherapy lead for The Christie at Oldham; Member of National CTRad (Radiotherapy Research Group) Workstream II: phaseI/II radiotherapy-related studies; Member of National Bladder Cancer Clinical Studies Group; NICE Bladder Cancer Guideline Development Group.

Biography

Professor Choudhury is Chair and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology. She joined The Christie in 2008 specialising in urology and sarcoma and has a strong interest in translational research. In 2013, she decided to focus on radiotherapy-related research in prostate and bladder cancers. She is clinical lead for advanced radiotherapy including the MRLinac project and is co-Group Leader of The Translational Radiobiology Group within the Division of Cancer Sciences. Professor Choudhury currently undertakes research which aims to optimise and personalise radiotherapy using new techniques or imaging technology to deliver high doses of radiotherapy while minimising side effects and predictive biomarkers to determine which patients benefit from different treatments.

 

Professor Choudhury graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, but undertook her Clinical Oncology training at the Yorkshire Deanery from 2000-2008. Between 2005 and 2007, she was a Cancer Research UK Clinical Training Research Fellow and she undertook her PhD at the University of Leeds and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. For her PhD she studied the molecular epidemiology of DNA double strand break repair in bladder cancer and the use of systemic agents for enhanced chemosensitivity and radiosensitivity. She has a lead role in education and training for specialist registrars and clinical fellows.

 

Professor Choudhury is a member of a member of work stream 2 of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) and of the NCRI Bladder Clinical Studies Group. She has also been a member of the NICE bladder cancer guideline development group. Professor Choudhury is the Senior Editor for Genito-urinary cancers for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (The Red Journal).

Qualifications

2008                  PhD

2004                  F.R.C.R

2000                  MRCP

1997                  MA (Cantab)

1995                  MB. BChir (Cantab)

1993                  BA (Hons)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

2016                  Global Bladder Cancer Congress – International Organising Committee

2016                  RCR Academic Committee

2016                  ASTRO Representative for GU ASCO and Faculty

2015                  ASTRO Abstract Committee and Faculty

2015                  NICE Bladder Cancer Quality Standards Committee

2014                  Associate Senior Editor, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys

2013 – 2016     Royal College of Radiologists Speciality Training Board – Academic Lead

2012 – 2015     NICE Bladder Cancer Guideline Development Group

2011                  NCRI Bladder Clinical Studies Group

2009                  CTRad Workstream II: Phase I/II Radiotherapy Studies

2008                  Christie Radiation-related Research Group

 

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