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Professor Marc Tischkowitz

Professor of medical genetics and honorary consultant

I am a professor of medical genetics at the University of Cambridge and an honorary consultant with the East Anglian medical genetics service.
Marc Tischkowitz - he wears a pink shirt, blue blazer and red tie

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability

Dr William Osler

My current role

I spend half my time doing clinical work for the NHS and half my time doing research at the University of Cambridge. I am the clinical lead for cancer genetics services. I see a mix of patients in cancer genetics clinics and general adult / paediatric genetics clinics. My clinics are at Addenbrooke's hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University hospital.

My research is focussed on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, hereditary gastric cancer and rare cancer syndromes such as Fanconi anaemia, ataxia telangiectasia and PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome. I have a special interest in translating the recent advances in genomic technology into clinical practice.

Previous history

Before joining CUH I was a consultant (attending staff) at the Jewish general hospital in Montreal, and I was an associate professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Prior to this, I did my medical training in the UK and my PhD at Kings College, London.

Membership and accreditations

I am a trustee of the Fanconi Hope charity and the editor of BJC Reports, a medical journal focused on new advances in cancer.

Personal interests

I enjoy teaching students, healthcare professionals and other doctors about cancer genetics.

In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, badminton, bridge and chess.