Tony Howell

Professor of Medical Oncology

Prof Tony Howell is interested, with Gareth Evans, in the prediction of breast cancer risk and the pharmacological prevention of breast cancer. With Michelle Harvie he is interested in lifestyle preventive measures. With MBC scientists, he is interested in the underlying biology of breast cancer risk and prevention and the development of new preventive agents.

Anthony Howell is Professor of Medical Oncology and, leads the Prevent Breast Cancer Research Programme at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. He is the former Director of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit, and the Manchester Breast Centre. He trained at Charing Cross Hospital, London and, after a period with the Medical Research Council, moved to Birmingham and then took a post to lead Breast Medical Oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. Formerly he was Chairman of the UK Breast Trials Organisation (UKCCCR), the British Breast Group and the ATAC trial and, up until the end of 2007, was the Research & Development Director of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Research Director of the Greater Manchester & Cheshire Cancer Research Network. His interests are the endocrine therapy and biology of the breast and breast cancer with a particular interest in prevention. He has published over 650 papers mainly in these areas.

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