Laura Cove-Smith

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Laura Cove-Smith

Job title

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Email Address

Phone number

0161 446 8016


MBChB, MCRP, PhD, SCE in Medical Oncology


Medical oncology, Lung

Started at The Christie (Year)



Roles/responsibilities at The Christie:

Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymic malignancies

Roles/responsibilities at other sites:          

Consultant medical oncologist at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust covering Lung Cancer, Acute Oncology and CUP (clinical lead for CUP)

Professional biography

Dr Cove-Smith studied undergraduate medicine at Sheffield University then moved to Manchester in 2007 to specialise in medical oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. During this time she was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute) in the field of circulating and imaging biomarkers and developed an interest in late effects from cancer therapy.

She took up post as a medical oncology consultant specialising in thoracic and acute oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Wythenshawe Hospital in 2018

Research Interest

Phase III clinical trials focusing on early lung cancer and mesothelioma. Improving outcomes for patients living with and beyond cancer

Educational Interests

Dr Cove-Smith has a keen interest in undergraduate and post graduate medical education and is studying for her post graduate certificate of medical education at Edgehill University.