Dr Naureen Starling
The Royal Marsden Hospital
Dr Naureen Starling is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Division of Clinical Studies at the Institute of Cancer Research. Dr Starling graduated from University College London with First Class Honours in Physiology (BSc) and distinctions in Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics and Pathology. She undertook general medical training at University College Hospital and Northwick Park/St Marks’s Hospitals and specialist training in Medical Oncology at The Royal Marsden. Her postgraduate degree at the ICR focused on the genomics and therapeutics of oesophageal cancer. Her research interests in GI cancers (oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic, neuroendocrine and colorectal) are focussed on earlier phase clinical trials, novel therapeutics and the delivery of individualised medicine to patients with gastrointestinal cancers. She is the principal investigator on numerous international clinical trials of novel drugs in oesophago-gastric, pancreatic and colorectal cancer. She is a member of several national and international multi-centre clinical steering, trial management and safety review committees. Dr Starling has been a lead or co-applicant on a number of successful peer-reviewed research grant applications.