Dr Susana Banerjee is a leading London consultant medical oncologist and research lead for the Gynaecology Unit at The Royal Marsden. She specialises in treating patients with ovarian cancer and other gynaecological cancers and is also a team leader at the Institute of Cancer Research.
Dr Banerjee graduated with a first class from St John’s College, University of Cambridge, and completed her medical training at Royal Free Medical School where she was a University of London gold medal finalist. She was awarded an Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Clinical Fellowship for laboratory research and gained a PhD from The Institute of Cancer Research, University of London. She completed specialist training at The Royal Marsden and was appointed as a consultant in 2011.
Dr Banerjee is actively involved in clinical trials and translational research. Her research interests are patient treatment and targeted therapies in women’s cancers. She is also the research lead for clinical trials and the development of new drugs in gynaecological cancers at The Royal Marsden and is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications (including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology and Nature Communications).
Dr Banerjee was awarded the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Novartis Oncology Basic Science Award for her research in 2007 and has given several international presentations. Other prizes include the Association of Cancer Physicians McElwain Prize and the Sir Antony Driver Prize. She was also highly commended for the Pfizer British Oncology Association Young Investigator Award. Dr Banerjee is a member of the European Young Oncologists’ Committee. She is on the advisory board for the international journal Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.