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Posted by Target Ovarian Cancer on Tuesday 3 April 2018

We’re thrilled to welcome two new members to our Clinical Advisory Panel. The Clinical Advisory Panel is a group of expert clinicians across all fields of gynaeoncology who work in a voluntary capacity to provide additional expertise to the Nurse Advisers on our Support Line.

The Panel is made up of GPs, medical and gynaecological oncologists, geneticists, psychologists and clinical nurse specialists. View all of the members of the panel.

Who are the new members?

Two new members have recently joined the panel.

Dr Sarah WilliamsDr Sarah Williams, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Birmingham - Sarah trained in Birmingham and achieved her MBChB in 1998. After pursuing general medical training and achieving MRCP in 2002 she entered oncology training. She was appointed as a consultant in 2008 and looks after a large gynaecological practice treating women with ovarian, endometrial and rare gynaecological cancers in one of the country’s largest gynaecological surgical centres.  Sarah has a keen interest in research and clinical trials aiming to deliver optimal evidence based treatment to patients.

Jennifer Pascoe, Medical Oncologist, Birmingham

Dr Jennifer Pascoe, Medical Oncologist, Birmingham who works within the Pan Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre. She specialises in the use of chemotherapy to treat women with ovarian, endometrial and rare gynaecological cancers.

What type of questions do they handle?

The Nurse Advisers on our Support Line, Valerie Lang and Joan Idris, are trained to handle the majority of calls and emails we receive. For more complex queries, they can contact the expertise of the Clinical Advisory Panel.

With the permission of the caller, some of the questions we receive are added to the frequently asked questions section of the website so that other people can benefit from the answers we given.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

How can I ask a question of my own?

You can contact the Support Line with any questions you have about ovarian cancer – from symptoms, to side effects of treatment, from genetics to clinical trials. The Support Line is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm. Call 020 7923 5475 or contact us via the online form: