Peter Selby was appointed as the Director of the CR-UK Clinical Centre in Leeds in 1993 and is a Professor of cancer medicine and a consultant physician at the University of Leeds, the Clinical Director of the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the Joint Director of the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network. He was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute for Cancer Research and Royal Marsden and became a Consultant and a Senior Lecturer there in 1984. He was appointed to the Chair of Cancer Medicine at the University of Leeds in 1988 and the Head of the Cancer Research Unit which in 1993 was funded as a centre by Cancer Research UK. From 1997 to 2001, he was the Director of Clinical Research for Imperial Cancer Research Fund. His early research work was in hematological malignancies, stem cell biology, bone marrow transplantation, and antiviral therapy, included the introduction of acyclovir into clinical practice. He now works mainly with patients with urological cancers and includes some continuing ward responsibilities and acute work. His current research programs are in biotherapy and in clinical cancer proteomics identifying novel biomarkers and new targets for cancer therapy led jointly with Roz Banks and Alan Melcher. He recently completed a long-term Cancer Research UK research program in psychosocial oncology, now being continued by Galina Velikova, and was made a Life Member of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society in 2004. In 2000, he was appointed as the Director of the National Cancer Research Network which provided a world class clinical infrastructure for clinical trials and other well-designed studies and which was successful in increasing cancer clinical research activity fourfold and provided an influential model. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1998), CBE (2001) Pfizer Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Oncology, and the President of the Association of Cancer Physicians (2007).
Biography Updated on 11 November 2009