Ovarian Cancer

Dr Marcia Hall, CTRT Chair

Lead Clinician for Research and Development at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Dr Marcial Hall educated at Cheltenham Ladies College (St Austins 1975-81).  Trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School – q1986.  Completed PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK) working on cyclins and kinases.

Consultant in medical oncology Mount Vernon Cancer Centre with the main interest in gynaecological cancers but interest in clinical research occasionally leads to different tumour types. PI of many clinical trials at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in gynaecological cancers and Chief Investigator, nationally of the CeNtuRIOn, CoRINth, and RaNGO trials. In 2018 she joined translational oncology at Brunel University where explores the role of circulating cancer-associated cells in cancers, mostly gynaecological.

Current Research

The Cancer Treatment and Research Trust enable Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff to enter a significantly larger proportion of patients with gynaecological cancers into many different clinical trials than all but a few centres in Europe. Generous donations have funded a dedicated group of research nurses, research fellows doctors and trials data managers.

The Team

The 10-12-person research team work closely with Professor Marcia Hall, Dr Ignacio Vazquez and the specialist registrar to look after these patients and collect all the important data so new treatments can be closely analysed and hopefully introduced into routine practice. The team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre works closely with many other colleagues in gynaecological oncology across the UK to ensure we offer our patients access to novel therapies for their gynaecological cancer.