Dr. Swanton is Cancer Research UK’s Chief Clinician and leads the Cancer Evolution and Genome Instability Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. His research is focused on how tumors evolve over space and time, and he has authored over 250 papers developing an understanding of branching evolutionary histories of solid tumors, processes that drive cancer cell-to-cell variation, and the impact of cancer diversity on effective immune surveillance and clinical outcome.
Dr. Swanton is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He completed his M.D., Ph.D. training at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories.
The new advisors will join existing SAB members Sir Keith Peters, GBE, Sc.D., FRCP, FRS, FMedSci (Chairman), Sir Gregory Winter, Ph.D., FRS and Dr. Geoffrey Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.