Professor Charlotte Coles receives top honour from Royal College of Radiologists

Congratulations to Professor Charlotte Coles, CRUK RadNet Cambridge lead on being awarded the Gold Medal by the Royal College of Radiologists.

The Gold Medal is the highest honour that the College can give to a Fellow (radiologist or clinical oncologist) for important work that benefits patients. 

Charlotte, Professor of Breast Cancer Clinical Oncology and NIHR Research Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Addenbrooke's Hospital, leads practice-changing research on the best way to deliver radiotherapy treatment to breast cancer patients.

Her research aims to provide breast cancer patients with the best chance of cure with least side effects by personalising radiation techniques based on risk of recurrence.

Charlotte’s work has influenced international hypofractionation policy and she is Chair of the Lancet Breast Cancer Commission, an international multidisciplinary team aiming to influence global policy and improve the lives of people at risk of, and living with, breast cancer.

She leads CRUK RadNet Cambridge, one of seven centres of excellence across the UK pioneering new radiotherapy technologies and techniques to provide better radiotherapy treatments for patients with fewer side effects.

On receiving the Gold Medal at a ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on 15 September 2023, she said: “I feel very honoured and privileged to receive this award on behalf of collaborative patient-centred research in breast cancer and radiation therapy research.”

Find out more about Charlotte's work:
CRUK RadNet Cambridge
The Lancet Breast Cancer Commission
Radiotherapy boost trial cuts treatment time for breast cancer patients by at least a week
First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer
Celebrating the role of patients in improving radiotherapy services

18 Sep 2023