About Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman is the Flow Foundation Professor of Oncology at Imperial College, London. He is a clinician who has helped develop new treatments for cancer, which include the LHRH agonists, which are currently used to treat prostate cancer. Jonathan has written around 400 research papers and chapters, twelve books on cancer, four novels and a medical law book.

In 1996 he founded Prostate Cancer UK, the first United Kingdom national organisation promoting research and patient support for this condition which affects 1 man in 12. Jonathan is President of PCUK, which in 2013 had an income of £32 million and 170 employees.

He directs a laboratory research group comprising 31 scientists whose focus is the development of new cancer treatments and tests. He has raised funds for the building of the Hammersmith Cancer Centre whose spirit aims to combine the best of conventional and alternative therapies.

He helped establish an All Party Parliamentary Group to improve cancer treatment and rationalise cancer research throughout the UK. He has developed and led successful media campaigns to rationalise cancer treatments and change government health policy.

Jonathan set up The Prostate Cancer Charity with the broad remit of improving the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer and it is the UK's leading charity working with people affected by prostate cancer. Jonathan founded the charity, now Prostate Cancer UK, in response to the urgent need to increase investment in prostate cancer research and to raise public and political awareness of a long neglected disease.

Prostate Cancer UK funds research, provides support and information, and campaigns to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer. It aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer so that everyone can talk more openly about it and people will recognise the significance of this disease.

Prostate Cancer UK provides the most comprehensive range of services dedicated to prostate cancer. It provides vital support for everyone affected by prostate cancer; concerned and diagnosed men, their partners, friends and families.

For more information please visit prostatecanceruk.org

Curriculum Vitae Summary

Current appointment: Professor of Oncology, Department of Oncology, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London;
Consultant, LOC, 95 Harley Street, London W1G 6AF

Secondary education: Haberdasher’s Askes’ Elstree School

University: University College London 1969-1972

Medical school: University College Hospital 1972-1975

Medical school awards: MRC BSc Scholarship, Magrath Scholarship in surgery, Thomas Lewis prize for original research in breast cancer

Postgraduate award: Clinical Excellence Gold Award 2008

Qualifications: BSc Biochemistry 1972, MB BS 1975, MRCP 1978, MD 1986, FRCP 1990

Accreditation: Medical Oncology, January 1985

Past major funding projects: £8,500,000 for the new Hammersmith Cancer Centre

Current research funding: £350,000 annually

Research aim: To establish the biological basis for relapse in prostate cancer

Current research grouping: 30 scientific positions supported by MRC, AICR, The Flow Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK grants

Publications: 400 Papers and chapters, 16 Medical books, 4 Novels, 1 Law text book

External activities: Founder and president of Prostate Cancer UK, annual income £32 million, 170 staff

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MacLeod's Introduction to Medicine was published by Springer on 30.09.13 and is available from all good bookshops, including:

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The Elephant in the Room was published by Springer on 31.10.11 and is available from all good bookshops, including:

Blackwell WHSmith
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