Dr Francis Mussai
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Oncology/Honorary Consultant
Dr Mussai trained at the University of Oxford and has worked at some of the top cancer facilities in the world including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA and the National Cancer Institute in Washington DC, USA.
Our Honorary Consultant looks after children newly diagnosed with solid cancers and patients at relapse. He can be seen on the ward and in the outpatient clinic, is the lead investigator on a number of early phase clinical trials of novel therapeutic drugs for adults and children with different types of cancers and leukaemias, he also sits on national and international panels involved in new drug development.
Dr Mussai leads the International Fellowship Programme in the department which has trained doctors from around the world. Dr Mussai also has a research laboratory at the University of Birmingham. By improving our understanding of how cancers escape from immune attack he believes new drug and immune therapies can be developed to improve the outcome for our patients. He has published a number of key papers in this field. The laboratory’s research has led to a number of international clinical trials which are ongoing.
To find out more about Dr Mussai’s research see his University of Birmingham profile.
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