Ruth Plummer is Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, Newcastle
University and an honorary consultant medical oncologist in Newcastle
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She directs the Sir Bobby Robson
Cancer Trials Research Centre within the Northern Centre for Cancer
Care, which is a dedicated early phase clinical trials unit based within the
regional cancer centre. She also leads the Newcastle Experimental Cancer
Medicine Centre and also the CRUK Newcastle Cancer Centre. She trained
at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, obtaining both a medical degree
and scientific PhD before moving back home to Newcastle and settling
with her family in Northumberland.
Nationally she sits on a number of grant funding committees, for CRUK,
MRC and NIHR, and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical
Sciences in 2018 for her work developing new cancer treatments for

NOTCH Research Symposium - 18th October 2020