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Dr Robert Jones

Dr Robert Jones

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School of Biosciences

School of Medicine

Email
robert.hugh.jones@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9035
Campuses
Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
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Overview

I am currently Specialty Lead for Cancer in Wales, Early Phase Trials Lead, and Clinical Director of Research at Velindre Cancer Centre. I arrived in Cardiff in 2009, having carried out a Clinician Scientist Post following my Medical Oncology training at the Beatson in Glasgow. 

I set up Wales's only Cancer Phase 1 Trials Unit and opened its first ever First in Human Trial and led Global recruitment on it. Having evolved from a zero starting point we now have a team of around 20 staff. I have been Principal Investigator of around 30 Early Phase Trials and I am Chief Investigator on two Investigator Led National Portfolio trials, FAKTION and FURVA. FURVA was reported at the European Society of Medical Oncology meeting (2020) and FAKTION at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Chicago 2019). FAKTION received significant media coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkiQaKzAIg&feature=youtu.be

Biography

I am dual trained in Medicine and Science. I carried out my medical degree in Oxford and then trained as a Medical Oncologist in Glasgow. I completed my PhD in Nic Jones’s laboratory in London, and have carried out short research spells with Paul Russell and Frank McCormick in California. I was appointed as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology in Bristol in 2003 and obtained a CRUK Clinician Scientist Fellowship in 2005, carrying this out in Alan Clarke’s laboratory in Cardiff. I eventually made a permanent move to Cardiff in 2009.

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