Dr Lucy Yates is a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology at The Royal Marsden, London, UK and a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. In addition to her clinical duties that focus on individual patient care she conducts scientific research into the genomic basis of cancer evolution and is a member of the ESMO Translational Research and Personalised Medicine Working Group.
Dr Yates performed her undergraduate medical training at The University of Cambridge and Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK. Following an NIHR funded academic clinical fellowship in clinical oncology she completed a Wellcome Trust Funded PhD in the study of the Evolution of the Breast Cancer Genome while working within Dr Peter Campbell and Sir Mike Stratton’s group (The Cancer Genome Project) at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge. Ongoing research interests include using computational analysis of ‘big data’ including whole genome sequence data, to define the genomic basis of and mutational processes shaping cancer evolution and metastasis and identifying potential therapeutic targets.
Driven by a belief that precision medicine has the potential to transform cancer outcomes Dr Yates is dedicated towards improving the accessibility of cancer genomics to patients, clinicians and students. To this end she has worked extensively with the Wellcome Trust public engagement team, delivers educational lectures at a number of conferences and training courses, contributes towards the development of the educational ESMO oncology Pro website and is a member of the scientific organizing committee of the ESMO Congress.