Prof Carlos Caldas
Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist


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Kim McShane
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastric cancer


Professor Caldas holds the Chair of Cancer Medicine at the University of Cambridge since 2002. He heads the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Laboratory at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute. He is an Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Lead of the Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and Director of the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit which opened at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2008. He is Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists.  He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Medical Sciences in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2010.

Professor Carlos Caldas is a graduate from the University of Lisbon Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, Dallas and Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He then completed a research fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. In 1996 he moved to Cambridge where he has directed a research group working on the genetic alterations underlying human epithelial malignancies, with a particular focus on breast cancer.

His current research focus is in the functional genomics of breast cancer and its biological and clinical implications. He has also a research program on the genetics of gastric cancer. His main clinical interest is in breast cancer chemotherapy and novel molecularly targeted therapies. He has published 185 peer-reviewed papers including in Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature, Cell, Cancer Cell, New England Journal of Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, PNAS, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Genome Biology, PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Breast Cancer Research and Oncogene.