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Professor Alan Calvert FMedSci

Job Title
Emeritus Chair
UCL Cancer Institute
University College London (UCL)
Year elected



drug development, molecular biology of cancer, pharmacology and ovarian cancer

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Medical and veterinary specialties and paediatrics

Professor Alan Calvert is Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is an internationally renowned medical oncologist who has made substantial contributions to the drug treatment of cancer. Professor Calvert was responsible for the early clinical development of the first and only generally available cisplatin analogue, carboplatin which shows similar anti-tumour activity to the parent compound with markedly reduced toxicity. His formula for the individualisation of dosage of carboplatin is used worldwide.

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