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Dr Helen Hanson

Dr Helen Hanson is a Consultant in Cancer Genetics at the Peninsula Regional Genetics Service at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK and holds an NIHR Senior Investigator Fellowship at the Exeter NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and University of Exeter. Dr Hanson qualified in medicine in 2002 from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Medical School, London and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005 and a Fellow in 2017. She completed her Clinical Genetics Training at St. George’s Hospital and Guy’s Hospital and has previously been a Consultant at the Royal Marsden and St. George’s Hospital in London, before taking up her current post in September 2023. Dr Hanson was awarded an MD (Res) in 2011 for her thesis “Characterisation of the prevalence, penetrance and phenotype of constitutional TP53 mutations in breast cancer” undertaken at The Institute of Cancer Research, London and has a continued interest in TP53 and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. 

Dr Hanson has a strong interest in the clinical management of  individuals with an inherited predisposition to cancer and has collaborated nationally and internationally in the development of clinical guidelines. Dr Hanson is currently Chair of the UK Cancer Genetics Group (UK CGG and organises a UK National Cancer Genetics MDT.

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