Susanne Gatz

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Oncology/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology

Dr Gatz looks after children diagnosed with solid tumours. She can be found on the ward or in the outpatients clinic.

Dr Gatz is an investigator on early Phase clinical trials testing new therapies for the treatment of children with solid cancers. Her key research areas are early Phase trials and drug development for children with cancer particularly in the area of paediatric sarcomas and DNA repair/ role for DNA repair inhibitors in paediatric cancers. Her interest and expertise reaches from preclinical laboratory-based studies to early Phase and also later Phase clinical trials.

She is a member of the solid tumour steering committee of Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer (ITCC), of the NCRI sarcoma Clinical Studies Group including its Young Onset Soft tissue Sarcoma (YOSS) and bone sarcoma subgroups and member of the scientific committee of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). She is further chair of the European paediatric Soft tissue Sarcoma Study Group (EpSSG) Phase I/II committee.

To find out more about Dr Gatz’s research see her University of Birmingham profile Dr. Gatz lab-based research is funded by Alice's arc and The Little Princess Trust/ CCLG.


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Professional interests

  • Oncology
  • Paediatric sarcoma, especially soft tissue sarcoma
  • Research into DNA repair and DNA damage signalling in paediatric cancer
  • Novel therapies for children with solid cancers