Durham University professor to head up national cancer treatment team

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A DURHAM University professor will head a national think-tank that aims to improve cancer treatment.

Professor Greg Rubin has been made the first Clinical Lead for Cancer for the Royal College of General Practitioners and Cancer Research UK.

He will lead the five-year partnership to boost cancer care in doctors’ surgeries and the way it is diagnosed and treated.

Mr Rubin, who also works at the university’s School of Medicine and Health, said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen to lead this important initiative.

“In the past few years, we have come to understand how important a part GPs play in the diagnosis as well as the after-care of patients of cancer.”

In his role, Mr Rubin will act as an advisor to Cancer Research UK on primary care issues.