Claire Mitchell

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Claire Mitchell

Job title

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Email Address

Phone number

0161 446 3606




Gynaecology, Cancer of unknown primary, Acute oncology

Started at The Christie (Year)



  • Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) clinical lead; systemic therapy for CUP; systemic therapy for gynaecological malignancies, including clinical trials activity
  • Clinical lead for Acute Oncology and CUP services at Central Manchester Foundation Trust (MRI and Trafford sites); Central Manchester Specialist Gynaecological multi-disciplinary team

Professional biography

Dr Mitchell graduated from the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Medical College (University of London) in 1999 and entered Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in Manchester (at The Christie) in 2005, completing in 2013. She completed her PhD in "Imaging and Angiogenesis" at the University of Manchester in 2010. In addition to completion of Specialist Training in Medical Oncology, Dr Mitchell has completed a postgraduate diploma in Palliative Medicine. She was appointed Consultant in Medical Oncology at The Christie in 2013.

Since being appointed as a consultant Dr Mitchell has been an active member of the acute oncology network group helping to develop acute oncology services and CUP services throughout the region. Following the formation of Manchester Cancer in January 2014, Dr Mitchell was appointed as the Pathway Director for Acute Oncology, overseeing service development of acute oncology services and training in the region.

Dr Mitchell is an active participant in the gynaecological medical oncology group in service development and the expansion of disease-specific clinical trials portfolio.

She has led the establishment of the Cancer of Unknown Primary service at The Christie as a site-specific group with development of trials within it.

Dr Mitchell has a continuing role in the educational provision for junior trainees based at The Christie and within the broader network.

Research Interest

Christie principal investigator for the clinical trial known as CUP ONE; co-investigator for medical oncology gynaecological malignancies trials portfolio.

Educational Interests

Dr Mitchell is a regular presenter at Royal College education events and participates in core training education programmes for specialist trainees; she is also educational supervisor for specialist trainees in Medical Oncology and core medical trainees.