Robert Metcalf

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Robert Metcalf

Job title

Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

Email Address

Clinical trials: / Clinical oncology:

Phone number

Clinical trials: 0161 956 1167 / Clinical oncology: 0161 446 8581




Head and neck

Started at The Christie (Year)



Consultant Medical Oncologist embedded within both the Head and Neck Cancer Team and The Experimental Cancer Medicine Teams.

Professional biography

Dr Metcalf is a Medical Oncologist and Clinician Scientist studying Head and Neck Cancers with an academic focus on Salivary Gland Cancers. Dr Metcalf was awarded his Medical Degree at the University of Manchester in 2004, and began Medical Oncology Specialist Training in 2007 which was completed in 2015. He was awarded his PhD in 2016 at having studied in the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Lab under Prof Caroline Dive at the CRUK Manchester Institute, developing novel pre-clinical models of lung cancer.

Following his PhD, Dr Metcalf has undertaken post-doctoral research in tumour-immunology in Head and Neck cancers based in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research with Prof Tracy Hussell. He is the UK lead for the International Rare Cancers Initiative Salivary Gland Cancer Group and is setting up a research lab focusing on understanding the biology of salivary gland cancers to develop new therapies.

Research Interest

Lead for clinical trials and translational research in salivary gland cancer and recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancer.