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Dr Alistair Ring

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Dr Alistair Ring was appointed as Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2014, and Honorary Reader in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials at the ICR in 2018. Group: Breast Cancer Clinical Research


Dr Alistair Ring is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden. He undertook his pre-clinical training at the University of Cambridge and clinical training at the University of Oxford, qualifying in 1997.

His oncology training was based at The Royal Marsden, St George’s and Guy’s Hospitals, London. He gained his MD research degree in 2005 from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) at the University of London.

In 2008 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Oncology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where he held various roles including Director of the Brighton NIHR Clinical Research Facility. In 2014 he was appointed Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden.

He has specialist interests in the management of metastatic and early breast cancer and the management of cancer in older patients. He has a major interest in research and is UK lead for a number of research studies examining the roles of aspirin and modern targeted drugs in the management of breast cancer.

Since 2015 he has been Chair of the Committee for Clinical Research at The Royal Marsden and the ICR. Dr Ring has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and in 2015, edited the textbook Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients and in 2017 Breast Cancer Survivorship.

He is a previous member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Breast Clinical Studies Group, and previous chair of the NCRI Advanced Breast Cancer subgroup, which oversees trials for advanced breast cancer in the UK. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In 2018 Dr Ring was appointed Honorary Reader in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, at the Institute of Cancer Research.

In 2022 Dr Ring and colleagues at the ICR/RMH were recipients of the American Academic of Cancer Research Global Team Science award.