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Richard Baird

  • MD, PhD
  • Academic Consultant in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics
  • University of Cambridge
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Research interests

Breast cancer therapeuticsBiomarker developmentNew drug development


• Cancer researcher and medical oncologist at Cambridge University Hospitals, U.K. • Trained at University of Cambridge and Institute of Cancer Research / Royal Marsden Hospital. • Specialist in the care of breast cancer patients. • MD with PhD in molecular pharmacology and cancer drug development. • Expert in the testing of novel therapeutic approaches for breast cancer patients, including: o Design and delivery of early phase clinical trials as principal / chief investigator. o Looking after patients taking part in these trials. o Particular research focus on development of: novel targeted therapies; drug combinations; better approaches for patients with brain metastases; companion biomarkers to identify patients most likely to respond to treatment – including liquid biopsies / circulating tumor DNA o Collaboration with industry partners to plan the best clinical development strategy. • Since 2002 co- or Principal Investigator on >80 phase 1 / 2 clinical trials. • Currently Chief or co-Chief Investigator on 3 multi-centre investigator-initiated clinical trials. • Member of trial management group for national and international trials. • UK national academic lead for the Association of Cancer Physicians.

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Professional experience

Academic Consultant in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

University of Cambridge

June 2011 - Present

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Drug Development Unit

Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research

September 2009 - June 2011(2 years)

Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology

Royal Marsden Hospital

September 2005 - August 2009(4 years)

Clinical Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer Research

February 2002 - August 2005(4 years)

Training in general (internal) medicine

Hospitals in London and SE England

August 1997 - February 2002(5 years)


MRCP, General (Internal) Medicine

Royal College of Physicians

April 2001

MBBS, Medicine

King's College Medical School

September 1994 - June 1997(3 years)

MA, Social and Political Science

University of Cambridge

October 1991 - June 1994(3 years)