Dr Richard Adams B.Med.Sci, BM BS, MRCP, FRCR, MD

Dr Richard Adams B.Med.Sci, BM BS, MRCP, FRCR, MD

Director of Cancer Trials, Director of the Wales Cancer Bank, Translational Research Lead for Solid Cancer Clinical Trials

Email:
adamsra3@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Velindre Cancer Centre

Richard Adams is Reader and Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre. He is Director of Cancer Trials for the Centre for Trials Research and Director of the Wales Cancer Bank. His clinical practice and research is focused on lower gastrointestinal cancers. He is chair of the National Cancer Research Institute anorectal cancer and CTRad WS2 (UK radiotherapy research) subgroups. He is active in national and international research organisations including IRCI the International Rare Cancer Initiative (for anal cancer) and ARCAD.

Richard chairs the biomarker development group for the UK phase III FOCUS4 trial in metastatic colorectal cancer and is Chief investigator for the FOCUS4 D trial. He leads on the radiotherapy quality assurance programme for the UK ARISTOTLE and SAILOR trials. He has a role within Wales to engage researchers in translational research and leads work package 3 of the Wales Cancer Research Centre. He oversees collaborative translational research in numerous phase II/ III colorectal cancer trials. He was a founder member of and now chairs the South Wales Cancer Care link with Sierra Leone.

Professional memberships

  • Chair Ano-rectal subgroup of the National Cancer Research Institute clinical study group (CSG) 2012 – onwards
  • International Executive board member ARCAD Advanced Colorectal cancer database international research group and UK member 2011-present
  • International Rare Cancer Initiative Anal Cancer Group member 2011-present
  • Lead for radiotherapy Quality Assurance for ARISTOTLE/COPERNICUS and TREC trials 2011-present
  • NCRI Colorectal cancer Clinical Studies Group (CSG) member 2010-present
  • Advanced disease Colorectal CSG cancer sub group member NCRI 2010- present
  • National Cancer Research Institute CTRad CSG phase I/II subgroup 2009 – present
  • Member of Cardiff CRUK Centre Executive 2011- present
  • Chair of Colorectal Cancer Interdisciplinary Research Group for Cardiff University/ CRUK Cancer Centre 2011-present
  • Member of Cardiff University executive for CRUK cancer centre and for Division of Cancer and Genetics

Previous academic positions

2013- present:  Reader in Clinical Oncology Cardiff University

2007-2013:       Senior Lecturer in Clinical Oncology Cardiff University

2007-present:   Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology Velindre NHS Trust

2007-present:   Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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