Jonathan Waxman is a Professor of Oncology at Imperial College London and consultant to the Hammersmith and West Middlesex Hospitals, London. He is a clinician who has helped develop new treatments for cancer, which are now part of standard practice. He is the author of around 350 research papers and chapters, and of eleven books on cancer. He is a novelist and has written a book on medical negligence law.
Jonathan directs a laboratory research group comprising 31 scientists and has raised funds for the building of the Hammersmith Cancer Centre whose spirit aims to combine the best of conventional and alternative therapies. He founded The Prostate Cancer Charity, the first United Kingdom national organisation promoting research and patient support for this condition. The Charity currently raises £11 million per annum and employs 65 people. He helped establish an All Party Parliamentary Group to improve cancer treatment and rationalise cancer research throughout the UK.
Battle for Leadership - Alison Wolf
"The Battle of Ideas is where we can step out boldly where the angels – or should that be demons – of conventionality fear to tread."
Nicky Charlish, participant, 2009