Nottingham Breast Pathology  Masterclass Faculty (2020)

Faculty: Professor Ian Ellis, Professor Emad Rakha, Professor Sarah Pinder, Dr Anne Vincent-Salomon, Dr Elena Provenzano, Dr Abeer Shaaban, Dr Andrew HS Lee, Dr Areeg Abbas, Dr Suni Atwal, Dr Asma Haider, Dr Raluca Mihai

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

Professor Emad Rakha: Professor and Honorary Consultant Pathologist Department of Histopathology, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Prof Rakha has authored over 310 peer-reviewed scientific publications, in addition to more than 28 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), UK PathSoc Committee, International society of Breast Pathology Committee (General Secretary), NHSBSP Research Advisory Committee,  Histopathology journal Editorial Board, Breast Cancer Now Tissue bank Access Committee, Nottingham Health Science Biobank Board 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.

Dr. Anne Vincent-Salomon: Dr Vincent Salomon has been a pathologist since 1993 at the Institut Curie in Paris. She is head of the pathology department since February 2015. She holds a PhD in Molecular and cellular genetics in oncology since 2008 (Paris Sud). Anne has published more than 270 scientific papers, gives numerous lectures in France and abroad. She is a member of the board of Directors of the French Society of Senology and mammary pathology and breast Cancer Faculty of the ESMO. She participates in the Editorial committee of “Breast Cancer Research”, “Frontiers in Medicine-Pathology section” and “correspondences in Onco-Théranostique”. She coordinates with Dr. Macgrogan and Arnould, the post-university teaching of mammary pathology of the French division of the International Academy of Pathology for more than ten years. Anne is the president of the Scientific Jury of the Association awards “cancer, let’s talk about it”.  Affiliated with the INSERM unit of Dr Margueron (UMR 3215 CNRS/U934 inserm), Dr Vincent-Salomon continues her research on the description of the morphological and molecular heterogeneity of the histological types of breast cancers as well as on The tumor progression of the disease in situ to the infiltration disease.”

Professor Sarah Pinder:  Professor of Breast Pathology & Head of Research Oncology King’s College London and Lead Consultant Breast Pathologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. She serves on the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Breast Reference Group, the NHS Breast Screening Programme Pathology Co-ordinating Committee, the Sloane Project (UK National DCIS audit) Steering Group and Chairs the NHS Breast Screening Programme Pathology Research Committee. Professor Pinder has published approximately 200 peer-reviewed articles, over 50 invited reviews, and approximately 50 chapters on breast diseases in medical textbooks.

Dr Andrew HS Lee:  Consultant Histopathologist specialising in breast pathology at Nottingham University Hospitals. He has been a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology since 2006, chairing the group that organises the annual National Breast Pathology Update Courses. His research interests include core biopsy diagnosis, spindle cell and fibroepithelial lesions and prognostic factors in breast cancer including the role of inflammation.

Dr Elena Provenazno: Dr Provenzano is a Consultant and Lead Breast Pathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She is the Scientific Officer, Cancer Research UK Cancer Research Cambridge Centre and the lead pathologist for several research projects in breast cancer. She is a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. Her 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 contributes and lectures to the Masterclass since 2016 and she lectures in several training and scientific meetings in the UK and abroad in a regular basis.

 Dr Abeer Shaaban: Consultant Breast Pathologist/ Honorary Senior Lecturer Department of Cellular Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Dr 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).

Dr Areeg Abbas: Dr Abbas is a consultant Breast Pathologist in Nottingham who reports local and referral breast cases. She lectures in breast courses in the UK, has academic interests in breast disease and published in peer reviewed journals. 

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