Sheeba IrshadCRUK Clinician Scientist & Honorary Medical Oncologist Guy’s Hospital, UK
Sheeba Irshad is a CRUK-clinician scientist (KCL) and a Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust. Following her sabbatical as a visiting scientist at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, she was appointed as a Clinical Deputy Head of King’s College London Breast Cancer Now Research Unit Programme in 2018. Her research group focuses on understanding the tumour-immune cell cross talk in chemotherapy resistant cancers with a specific emphasis on understanding mechanisms that underpin how cells from the immune system move within tumours, with an ultimate goal to develop more effective immunotherapy treatments for patients. She is also the translational lead and coordinating investigator for a clinical trial platform exploring the potential interactions between DNA damage response inhibitors and immunotherapy in high-risk Triple Negative Breast Cancers.