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Professor Nazneen Rahman featured in list of London’s most influential people

For the second consecutive year, Professor Nazneen Rahman has featured in the London Evening Standard’s ‘Power1000’ list of the most influential people in London.

Professor Rahman – Head of Genetics and Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust – attended the annual Power1000 party this week in Canary Wharf alongside other top Londoners from the list.

The list was compiled by a panel of editors, critics and experts and includes influential Londoners from all walks of life. The most influential Londoners were named as Chancellor George Osborne and England rugby captain Chris Robshaw.

Professor Rahman features alongside other leading scientific figures including Sir Paul Nurse, Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute, Government Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport and GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Sir Andrew Witty.

Professor Rahman also featured at number 3 in the recent BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List.

Professor Rahman has been highly successful in identifying genes that cause cancers in women and children, and has used these discoveries to develop gene tests and clinical protocols to provide better treatment and screening options for people at increased risk of cancer. She provides advice to clinicians from across the world about rare cancer genetic syndromes.

Professor Rahman is also a singer and songwriter, and launched her debut album Can’t Clip My Wings last year in the famous 606 Club.

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