In Jan 2020 Professor Mary O'Brien (Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden) joined as Chair of our Medical Advisory Board.

She is in the process of putting together her team. 

On 14th Feb 2020, Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski joined the board.

See below for Board Biographies.

They will be meeting with a number of research teams/projects to decide where the money will be best spent.

We are hoping to fund a number of leading-edge research projects in future.

We will keep you posted as to exactly where the money has gone and what we have achieved with your donations and support.

Thank you for your generosity and support.


Professor Mary O'Brien


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Professor Mary O’Brien is a well know thoracic medical oncologist with a vast experience of research and over 250 publications. She has a long interest in mesothelioma and has been involved in some of the earliest randomised studies.

She comes to the advisory board with enthusiasm and knowledge.

‘The challenge is great, and so should be the effort in research at this point.

Long years of difficult research is now delivering new approaches and treatments that will make a difference to our patients – we want to influence and be part of this’.

Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski

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Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Professor Lang-Lazdunski qualified in 1991 and  trained in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in the Paris rotation, France.

He was recruited as a consultant thoracic surgeon at Guy's Hospital in 2003 and promoted to Professor of Thoracic surgery in 2012.

He has developed and currently leads one of the largest mesothelioma programs in Europe.

He is a world-renowned expert in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and complex thoracic surgery.