Professor Elinor Sawyer

I am Professor of Clinical Oncology and Breast Cancer Genetics at King’s College London. I trained in medicine at UCL and decided to specialise in oncology after working at Mount Vernon Hospital as a junior doctor. I undertook a PhD in molecular genetics at the London Research Institute and then trained as a clinician scientist.

My research interests are genetic predisposition to breast cancer, particularly lobular breast cancer and DCIS, and identification of biomarkers that predict progression of LCIS and DCIS. I set up two large case control studies (~6000 participants) in DCIS and lobular breast cancer funded by CRUK to assess genetic predisposition in these two cancer subtypes. This led to the identification of 7q34 as a lobular specific predisposition locus.

My clinical practice is based at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust where I specialise in radiotherapy and systemic therapy for breast cancer particularly ER+ breast cancer. I strongly support the work that LBCUK is doing as lobular breast cancer is a unique breast cancer subtype that requires dedicated research and clinical trials in order to improve outcomes in ILC.

Stay Updated

Stay updated with Lobular Breast Cancer UK. Sign up to recieve news and articles.

Lobular Breast Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1191402 Registered office: Flat 3 Beech House, 77 Edge Lane, Stretford, Greater Manchester M32 8PA