Dr Susannah Stanway is a Consultant in Medical Oncology in the Breast Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Having qualified from Bristol University in 1998, she obtained an MD thesis from Imperial College in 2009; her oncology training was undertaken at UCLH and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
She completed an MSc thesis for her work on risk stratification to guide follow up after childhood malignancy and has been working at consultant level since 2012. In 2018 Dr Stanway was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She is a past president of the Oncology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Stanway's principle research and education interests center around cancer control in low- and middle-income countries. She sits on the editorial board of ASCO’s Journal of Global Oncology.
She has set up a pan-London multi-disciplinary survivorship research group; she leads the Living with and Beyond Cancer Module on the ICR’s MSc course; and has been actively involved with the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer service since its inception.
She actively contributes to the oncology education of junior doctors by facilitating 'Train the trainers courses' in East Africa through a partnership between the East African Development Bank, the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians. She has founded and chaired the steering group of the 'Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-income Countries' conference held annually at the Royal Society of Medicine for the last four years.
In 2017 she received an award from the Global Challenges Research Fund for a study of unmet need in women following breast cancer treatment in Ghana and Tanzania. She is the founder and co-chair of the Royal Marsden and ICR Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-income Countries Collaborative Group focusing on collaborative research and education within the two institutions. Most recently, Susannah sat on the steering committee group for the London Global Cancer Week.
Dr Stanway is also actively involved in research and education around cancer survivorship. This includes the areas of:
• Cardio-oncology — collaborating with, amongst others, the Cardio-Oncology Group at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
• Treatment-induced Hot Flushes — she sits on the NCRI Symptom Management Working Group (where she co-supervises a PhD student)
• Sexual and psychological consequences of cancer
She has also previously co-chaired the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s Living With and Beyond Cancer Committee and has sat on the Royal Marsden Partners Vanguard Survivorship pathway.