Shirley Hodgson began her carreer in medicine as a paediatrician and general practitioner, but started to work as a clinical geneticist in the 1980's. She was a registrar in Clinical Genetics at Guy's Hospital in the 1980's and then became a Consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 1988, returning to Guy's as a Consultant/Reader in Clinical Genetics in 1990. She started to specialise in the field of Cancer Genetics from 1989, working closely with the ICRF (now CR-UK, promoting the development of Cancer Genetics clinics at Guys, St. Marks and St George’s Hospitals in London, and running the Regional Cancer Genetics services. She has published widely on the subject, and co-authored several books. She was appointed Professor of Cancer Genetics at St.George's, University of London, in 2003. She has an active research programme investigating inherited aspects of cancer predisposition, particularly in breast and colorectal cancers. She is particularly interested in international collaborative research collaborations. Professor Shirley Hodgson took up a new post in cancer genetics at St.George’s, University of London, in April 2003. Her current research is focussed on molecular changes in colorectal polyps in relation to inherited colorectal cancer susceptibility, and she was P.I of a 5-year randomised study (CR-UK-funded) to evaluate whether the Mirena intrauterine progestagen-releasing system reduces the risk of endometrial cancer in women at increased risk of this condition (with Lynch Syndrome).
Biography Updated on 28 July 2010