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Dr Hugo Ford

Director of Cancer Services

Hugo Ford head and shoulder shot

Dr Ford is our director of Cancer Services. He qualified in medicine from Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital in London.

He undertook specialist training in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital and studied for his postgraduate (MD) degree at the Institute of Cancer Research for which he was awarded the Sir Lionel Whitby Medal.

His special interest is in gastrointestinal cancer and his current research mainly relates to the mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to chemotherapy drugs in oesophageal and gastric cancers.

He is a member of the National Cancer Research Network Upper GI Clinical Studies group, and is the lead investigator for a number of multicentre clinical trials.


  • Gastrointestinal cancer (colorectal and oesophago-gastric)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of unknown primary site