Cancer Treatment Effects

Dr Susana Banerjee, Theme Lead for Cancer Treatment Effects
Dr Susana Banerjee, Theme Lead for Cancer Treatment Effects

Researching ways to reduce negative side effects of treatment

More than half of patients now survive cancer for a decade or longer, but the side effects of treatment can affect quality of life. 

Approaches such as screening and targeted management of side-effects are required. We need to better identify people who experience ill effects of cancer treatment and find ways to help them recover better.

Theme aims

We aim to:

  • Transform the early recognition and management of long-term side effects
  • Improve understanding of the biological basis of toxicities to develop better treatment and recovery strategies
  • Develop ways to identify who is at most risk of long-term side effects. Then find ways to follow-up with patients who experience side effects

Theme Lead

Dr Susana Banerjee is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and a Reader in Women’s Cancers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Her research focuses on targeted therapies in gynaecological cancers, the individualisation of patient treatment based on efficacy, toxicities, real world studies and patient experience.