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Professor Nazneen Rahman

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Professor Nazneen Rahman heads two research groups which are searching for cancer-causing genes in breast and childhood cancers. She was recently recognised as a ‘Game Changer’ in BBC Radio 4's Women’s Hour Power List for her research. Team: Genetic Susceptibility

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Professor Nazneen Rahman is Head of the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research and Head of the Cancer Genetics Clinical Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. She qualified in medicine from Oxford University in 1991, and undertook her general medical training in Oxford and London. Professor Rahman completed a PhD in Molecular Genetics in 1999.

In her research role, Professor Rahman leads two research groups which aim to identify genes that predispose to breast and/or childhood cancers. Thousands of families from throughout the UK are participating in her research, which has been highly successful in identifying new genes and genetic mechanism that cause cancer.

In her clinical role she is responsible for the cancer genetics service at The Royal Marsden, and she practises as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at The Royal Marsden and St George’s Hospital.