Wasat Mansoor

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Wasat Mansoor

Job title

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Email Address


Phone number

0161 446 3209




Gastrointestinal, Neuroendocrine

Started at The Christie (Year)



Roles/responsibilities at The Christie: Lead for Oesophago-gastric cancer services, Lead for Lung neuroendocrine services, Systemic Cancer Research Chair

Roles/responsibilities at other sites: Research lead for Greater Manchester Oesphago-gastric Pathway Board, Patron for East Cheshire Hospice, founding member of UKIOG committee, UNKINET committee member

Professional biography

Professor Was Mansoor is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He leads the upper GI department at the Christie as well as being the chair for systemic therapy research. From a Network perspective, he is also the Greater Manchester UGI research lead. Until recently he was the Clinical Director of Medical Oncology.

Professor Mansoor moved to Manchester in 1998 to do his PhD looking at the relationship between upper GI cancers and the immune system and attained a PhD exploring genetically modified ‘next generation’ chimeric T cells directed against upper GI cancers. As a consultant, he continued his UGI service and immune related research and became the upper GI lead. In particular, his research is now exploring the difference in T cell receptor repertoire and tumour immune related microenvironment within immune responsive versus immune resistant patients. Along with this research, he became interested in nutritional matters relating to these cancers. He now also leads a group of researchers looking at aspects regarding anorexia, cachexia and sarcopenia. In particular, he is interested in outcomes relating to these conditions and their possible immune mechanism. He also developed an interest in lung neuroendocrine tumours and other rare cancers. He has built up one of the largest lung NET practices in the UK and is well published in many aspects of this rare group of cancers.

Professor Mansoor has previously been the North West Training Programme Director for Medical Oncology and he is a member of many national and international committees.

Research Interest

Phase I-III trials for oeshago-gastric cancer, laboratory based  research into the immunology of upper GI cancers, Lung neuroendocrine clinical research, basic science and clinical research into the cancer nutrition and sarcopenia

Educational Interests

Supervisor to APEP, MD and PhD students, Previous training program director, founding member of Biological Basis of Cancer Course


The Christie Private Care

Professor Mansoor also practises privately at The Christie Private Care