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National Head & Neck Oncology Meeting


Dr Rob Metcalf

Dr Metcalf is a Medical Oncologist and Clinician Scientist studying Head and Neck Cancers with an academic focus on Salivary Gland Cancers. Dr Metcalf was awarded his Medical Degree at the University of Manchester in 2004, completed Medical Oncology Higher Specialist Training at The Christie in 2015 and was awarded his PhD in 2016 at having studied in the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Lab under Prof Caroline Dive at the CRUK Manchester Institute, developing novel pre-clinical models of lung cancer.

Following his PhD, Dr Metcalf has undertaken post-doctoral research in tumour-immunology in Head and Neck cancers based in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research with Prof Tracy Hussell. He is the UK lead for the International Rare Cancers Initiative Salivary Gland Cancer Group and is setting up an independent research lab focusing on understanding the biology of salivary gland cancers to develop new therapies.