Dr Michael Hubank is Head of Clinical Genomics (Research) at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, with an Honorary Readership in Translational Genomics at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Dr Hubank graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences and in 1990 gained a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology from University College London (UCL). He began his appointments at the Royal Marsden and ICR in 2016 and now leads their Clinical Genomics Translational Research Team, establishing new genomic assays, and developing and applying diagnostic testing for clinical trials and research studies across the cancer field.
In his role as Scientific Director, he will seek to make the most advanced clinical diagnostic methods available to all NHS patients in a cost-effective and equitable manner. He is particularly interested in implementing genomic testing for circulating tumour DNA in clinically relevant settings, especially for diagnosis and prognosis in paediatric solid tumours, an area of cancer in severe need of better treatment options.