The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Sarcoma Unit

ESMO Fellowship Host Institute

Contact person Dr Charlotte Benson
Address Sarcoma Unit
Royal Marsden Hospital
London, UK SW3 6JJ

United Kingdom

Contact Tel: +44 207 808 2200 / 2590 -
The Royal Marsden

Fellowship Opportunities

Clinical Research Fellowship

Training Experience Required

GMC Full registration with a licence to practise
MB BS or acceptable equivalent
MRCP or acceptable equivalent
At least two years post graduate training in medical oncology in a recognised Cancer Centre/Unit, and preferably some soft tissue sarcoma experience (but not essential)
Essential: Proficient in written and spoken English

General description

The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Fulham Road, London is a postgraduate teaching hospital concerned with diagnosis, treatment and study of patients with soft tissue sarcoma. It has a close association with the Institute of Cancer Research which is leading in basic research into the nature and treatment of sarcoma. Together the two campuses constitute the largest concentration of clinical cancer research in Europe. The medical work of the hospital is organised into multidisciplinary disease oriented units.


The Royal Marsden Hospital is a major UK referral centre for soft tissue sarcoma. Dr Robin Jones is Head of the Sarcoma Unit and Professor Winette van der Graaf and Dr Charlotte Benson are Consultant Medical Oncologists on the Unit. Dr Aisha Miah and DR Shane Zaidi are Consultant Clinical Oncologists. In addition there are four Consultant Surgeons.

The rest of the Unit consists of Medical Oncology Specialist Registrars, Clinical Research Fellows, Research Nurses and Clinical Trial co-ordinators/ Data Managers. The Sarcoma Unit has a busy clinical practice and its main research interests are novel therapies, histology guided therapy, preoperative therapy with radiation and molecular markers.


Large outpatient clinics and inpatient beds, backed up by full range of diagnostic and imaging facilities. Strong Research links with scientists in the Institute of Cancer Research.