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Dr. Paul Lorigan graduated from Trinity College, University of Dublin in 1986.
Extensive clinical and research experience of haematology and oncology was gained during subsequent posts. In 1996 Dr. Lorigan was appointed as Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology at The University of Sheffield and Weston Park Hospital. In 2002 he was appointed as an Honorary Consultant at The Christie Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, Reader in 2013 and Professor in 2016.
He is Chair Elect of Melanoma Focus, the UK national charity dedicated to research, treatment, education and information for clinical teams treating melanoma patients, for patients and their families. Previously he chaired the UK NCRI Melanoma Clinical Studies Group from 2006 to 2012 transforming it from failing to successful, and is a member of the EORTC Melanoma Group and a number of other research groups. Dr. Lorigan has been involved in a number of other projects. He was expert advisor to NICE in the Single Technology Appraisals (STA) of both ipilimumab and vemurafenib, and is a member of the Melanoma Forum. He also acts in the advisory capacity to many national and international groups.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary Consultant at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Reader in Medical Oncology at The University of Manchester.
Extensive experience as PI in Phase I/II/III trials for nearly 20 yrs in melanoma and lung cancer. Leads research at international level & is a major contributor to pivotal clinical trials that have revolutionised management of advanced melanoma. Main focus for translational & basic research is immunotherapy & the identification of circulating tumour cells in melanoma. Has published over 100 peer reviewed papers.
Bronze Clinical Excellence Award 2011
Silver Clinical Excellence Award 2015
The Lancet Oncology, British Medical Journal, Nature, Clinical Discovery, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, British Journal of Dermatology, Lung Cancer, The Oncologist, European Journal of Cancer, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Pain Symptom Management, Drugs, Journal of Supportive Care Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Health Quality Life Outcomes, British Journal of Cancer, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, Annals of Oncology, Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, American Journal of Pathology, Melanoma Research, Pigment Cell Melanoma Research, Expert Reviews in Dermatology, Targeted Oncology, Expert Dermatology, British Journal of Haematology, Journal of National Cancer Institute, Molecular Cancer Therapy, International Journal of Oncology, Cytometry, Cancer Treatment Reviews, Cancer, Melanoma Management
- FRCP RCP 1996
- MB, BCH, BAO, BA Trinity College, Dublin 1986
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair - ongoing EORTC Melanoma Group Advanced Disease Subgroup 2013
- Chair - until 2014 NCRI Melanoma Clinical Studies Group 2006
- Melanoma Task Force Member - ongoing Government 2010
- Skin Cancer Pathway Group - ongoing Skin Cancer Pathway Group 2014
- Chair - ongoing Christie Hospital Melanoma Disease Orientated Group 2006
- Editorial Board Member - ongoing European Journal of Canncer 2012
- Editorial Board Member - 2012 Clinical Oncology 2006
Affiliations / memberships
NCRI Industry Trials Adoption Committee: 2006-2012
Rare Cancers Research Group International Collaborative Group
European Society of Medical Oncology
Society for Melanoma Research
EORTC Melanoma Group
EORTC Lung Group
American Society for Clinical Oncology
International Association for Study of Lung Cancer
Melanoma World Society
- The Christie Clinic, M20 4BX
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 0161 446 3472
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The Christie Clinic:
Ward: 0161 446 3459
Out Patient Dept: 0161 446 3993
Day Case Unit: 0161 446 8255