Announcement – Dr Joanna Nixon joins expert panel at Throat Cancer Foundation

The Throat Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce that Dr Joanna Nixon has this week joined the charity’s clinical advisory panel of experts.

Dr Nixon is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers and soft tissue and bone sarcomas at the Beatson oncology Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland.

She is clinical Lead for the National Scottish Sarcoma Network (SSN) since 2015 and Chairwoman for the Epidemiology and Survivorship CSG subgroup. Dr Nixon is also a Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde.

The Throat Cancer Foundation has a team of leading medical and health professionals who act as our clinical and scientific advisers. These include some of the UK’s leading oncologists, patient advocates, surgeons, nurses and medical researchers.

Among our panel includes Dr Christopher Nutting, one of the UK’s leading oncologists, and Professor Simon Rogers, who has been Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree and Honorary Reader at University of Liverpool since January 1999.

Professor Margaret Stanley OBE has been advising the Throat Cancer Foundation since the charity was founded.

As Professor of Epithelial Biology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, she has served on several research council committees and was a member of the Biology and Biotechnology Science Research Council from 2000 to 2003, as well as a member of the Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee (SEAC) that advised the UK government on prion diseases.

In 2004, she was awarded the OBE for services to Virology, before being made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005.

Dr Nixon is a principal investigator and co-investigator in many national and international and sarcoma clinical trials and has a medical education portfolio as Visiting Professor, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Mentor. She has completed an MSc in Public Health and has been rewarded with a PhD in Radiotherapy in 2013.

In 2018, she was awarded a fellowship by the Faculty of Medical Leaders in Healthcare (FMLM) for her leadership in promoting patient care.

She is a member of National and International societies including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, NCRI, British Sarcoma Group (BSG) and BAHNO and also a Scottish Quality Improvement and Safety (SQS) Fellow.

Jamie Rae, Chief Executive of the Throat Cancer Foundation, said: “We are delighted to announce Dr Nixon as part of our Clinical Advisory Group and to have her expertise among our panel of clinical experts.

“I believe it is one of the strongest Head and Neck panels anywhere and can help work towards the gold standard of care that is required among patients who receive treatment for these types of cancers.

“Our strong team can help us to share the best practice and recommendations on clinical matters.”

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