The management of the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence at Manchester and UCL and the implementation of its strategy are supported by a number of boards and committees:


External Scientific Advisory Board

The External Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) is an independent body carrying representation from international senior academics, clinicians and patient representative groups. Meeting annually, the Board is tasked with advising the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence leads on the scientific strategy of the Centre and its implementation. 

Professor Roy Herbst (Chair)
Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Centre, USA 
Dr Alberto Bardelli
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Torino, Turin
Professor Julian Downward
Associate Director, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
Professor Ramaswamy Govindan
Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Professor Thomas Helleday
Professor of Translational Medicine and Chemical Biology,  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Professor Phillipe Lambin
Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Dr David Scott
Cancer Research UK Representative – Observer Capacity Only
Professor Jean-Charles Soria
Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Institute Gustave Roussy, Paris
Professor Avrum Spira
Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University
Dr Jedd Wolchok
Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Patient Advocate (tbc) 

Centre Management Group

The Centre Management Group is charged with leading the development and delivery of the agreed research strategy for the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence at Manchester and UCL, as well as overseeing the governance, resource and financial arrangements of the Centre.

The Group manages the Centre on a day to day basis, as well as coordinating and regularly reviewing the progress and success of the Centre’s research themes.

Research Programme Management Committee

The Research Programme Management Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the programme of work undertaken at the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence and overseeing the Centre’s training programme.

The committee actively manages the research themes, facilitating ongoing and coherent integration of projects to add value, as well as providing an internal peer review process for the Centre’s grant applications.

The committee also oversees and identifies areas of potential collaboration both within and outside the Centre.