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Biography/ Research Interests
Kathryn originally trained in medical physics and worked as a radiotherapy physicist at the Middlesex Hospital. She began her career in clinical trials at the Cancer Research Campaign Clinical Trials Centre, working as the trial coordinator for the SECOG trials in head and neck cancer. She continued to work in the same department (now CR UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre), ultimately heading up a team running phase II and III trials in head & neck cancer, bone metastases and sarcoma. During this time, Kathryn built up an interest in the long term side-effects of radical radiotherapy and their impact on patients. Her other research interest is radiotherapy quality assurance in clinical trials.
Kathryn joined the unit in March 2009 to coordinate a randomised phase III trial, investigating the efficacy of acupuncture in relieving symptoms of radiation induced xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients. She is currently the quality of life coordinator for a trial investigating the role of metastasectomy in patients with colorectal cancer and one of the lead researchers for a study examining the experiences and care preferences of patients treated for advanced ovarian cancer.