Professor Gareth Evans - personal details
Role: Honorary Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology
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Telephone: +44 (0)161 276 6206 (Secretary)
Professor Evans has established a national and international reputation in clinical and research aspects of cancer genetics, particularly in neurofibromatosis and breast cancer. He has developed a clinical service for cancer genetics in the North West Region of England, which is nationally regarded. He is an important opinion leader nationally through membership of committees and was chairman of the NICE Familial Breast Cancer Guideline Development Group (2002-2010) and is now clinical lead (2011-). He lectures throughout the UK and internationally on hereditary breast cancer and cancer syndromes. He has given plenary lectures at many international meetings including the International Congress of Human Genetics and two invited lecture tours across Australia (1995, 2001). He has developed a national training program for clinicians, nurses and genetic counsellors in breast cancer genetics and established a system for risk assessment and counselling for breast cancer in Calman breast units implemented through a training course (1998-2011).
He has published 417 peer reviewed research publications; 163 as first or senior author. He has published over 75 reviews and chapters and has had a book published by Oxford University Press on familial cancer. He has an ISI web of knowledge H-index of 60, having only published his first article in 1990. In the last 5 years he has raised over £10 million in grants for multicentre and local studies – approximately £5 million to Manchester. He is Chief Investigator on a £1.59 million NIHR program grant (2009-2014) on breast cancer risk prediction and also has an NIHR RfPB grant as CI (2011). He has lead a successful bid for a nationally funded NF2 service (£7.5 million pa) that started in 2010 and is involved in the national complex NF1 service.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
Council Member of the Clinical Genetics Society
Chairman of the Cancer Genetics Group
Council Member of the British Society of Human Genetics
MB BS MRCP MD FRCP
Honorary Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, The University of Manchester
Consultant in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
1. a) Medical student clinical course teaching (full year seminars). Medical student options two per year, 3 in 1995.
b) MSc in genetic counselling
c) teaching of registrar/SR grades internally + lectures to SHO and registrars in paediatrics and obstetrics.
d) Postgraduate lectures throughout region.
e) Postgraduate education representative of department.
2. a) FRCR in clinical oncology seminars - Christie hospital
b) MSc in medical oncology seminars - Christie hospital
c) MSc in cancer genetics - Royal Marsden hospital.
3. Devised and supervise Breast Cancer Genetics Training course for breast care nurses and clinicians. Approved by Director of Cancer Services (Region) and School of Nursing.