John Radford

Job title

Professor of Medical Oncology

Phone number

0161 446 3753

Fax number

0161 446 8565






Professor of Medical Oncology; Director of Research

Professional biography

Professor John Radford is Professor of Medical Oncology, based solely at the Christie, Director of Research, clinical lead for the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) and Clinical Academic Section lead for cancer in the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

Professor Radford's research interests are focused on developing and testing new ways of treating lymphoma and monitoring the effectiveness of these treatments using novel biomarkers. He is studying the late effects of chemotherapy on fertility, heart function and the risk of second cancers and is investigating how best to prevent or minimise the impact of these in people cured of lymphoma. He is an advocate of patient choice in health care systems and believes that patient organisations have an important role in terms of providing information and support and influencing the development of national policy

Professor Radford sits on the UK NCRI (National Cancer Research Institute) Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group, chairs the NCRI Hodgkin Lymphoma sub-group, is chair of the Manchester Lymphoma Group, a member of the MCRC (Manchester Cancer Research Centre) Research Strategy Group, the NCRI Survivorship cross-cutting working group, the medical panel of the Lymphoma Association (UK national patient group). He also sits on the Board of MIMIT (Manchester; Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology) and is chief investigator for several national/international trials. He has advised the Parliamentary Ombudsman, NICE and the National Horizon Scanning Centre and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Publications in The Christie research publications repository