Faculty

Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass – Live brings together leading experts to discuss challenges in diagnostic breast pathology in workshops which encourage interaction and discussion.
  • Professor Ian Ellis (Nottingham)
  • Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge)
  • Professor Emad Rakha (Nottingham)
  • Professor Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)
Professor Ian Ellis

Professor of Cancer Pathology, Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, School of Medicine, Nottingham University. Honorary Consultant Pathologist Nottingham City Hospital. Founding member of the faculty of the Nottingham International Breast Education Centre.

Professor Ellis has been Specialty Advisor of The Royal College of Pathologists and is Chairman of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. He has acted as an advisor to the Department of Health London, the Union for International Cancer Control, the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. He is a founder of PathLore specialist pathology and reference laboratory, and Medical Director for Source Bioscience plc.

Professor Ellis has authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and chapters in medical and pathology textbooks.

Dr Elena Provenzano

Dr Provenzano is a Consultant and Lead Breast Pathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She is the Scientific Officer at Cancer Research UK Cancer Research Cambridge Centre and the lead pathologist for several research projects in breast cancer. She is also a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology.

Dr Provenazno’s primary interest is the translational aspect of clinical trials particularly in the neoadjuvant setting. She is the local pathologist for the SEARCH and METABRIC studies.

She has contributed to the masterclass since 2016 and she lectures in several training and scientific meetings in the UK and abroad in a regular basis.

Professor Emad Rakha

Professor and Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Department of Histopathology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Rakha has authored over 370 peer-reviewed scientific publications, in addition to more than 35 chapters in medical and pathology textbooks in the field of breast disease. He is member of the National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18), the UK PathSoc Committee, the International Society of Breast Pathology Committee (General Secretary), NHSBSP Research Advisory Committee, Histopathology journal editorial board, Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank Access Committee, and The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Breast CSG and its Translational Subgroup.

Professor Rakha has been reporting breast referral cases in Nottingham since 2011 and he reports private breast cases referred to Source Bioscience plc.

Professor Abeer Shaaban

Consultant Breast Pathologist/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Cellular Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Professor Shaaban is a specialist breast pathologist and member of the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Scientific Advisory Committee of Breast Cancer Campaign. She is a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18).

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