Our Research Committee

Oracle's Research Committee comprises of experts in the field of head and neck cancer and our Oracle Voices PPI patient representative who help shape and deliver our research strategy to maximise the charity's impact in Head and Neck Cancer.

Teresa Guerrero Urbano - Chair, Committee Member

Teresa Guerrero Urbano, Consultant clinical oncologist, Head and Neck Cancers, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Teresa completed oncology training at the Royal Marsden and Royal Surrey County hospitals, and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Her formal research has evaluated technical and biological aspects of intensity modulated radiotherapy at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital.

She is particularly interested in the use of novel radiation techniques to minimize long term side effects and the use of chemotherapy and targeted therapy to improve patient outcomes.

Our research and funding committee chair- Teresa Guerrero Urbano
Ketan Shah

Ketan Shah - Committee Member

Ketan Shah is a Consultant Oncologist treating Head & Neck Cancers and Breast Cancer. His clinical research interests include Biomarkers and Imaging, Immunotherapy, Advanced Radiotherapy and Novel Therapeutics. He also maintain interests in Clinical Ethics, Quality Improvement and Medical Education.

Prof Anson Mackay, Committee Member

Anson serves as Patient Representative on the Research Committee. Anson was diagnosed with HPV-related squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil back in 2020. He underwent 7 weeks of chemo-radiation therapy, but then in 2021 the cancer was found to have spread to his lungs and he is now receiving immunotherapy treatment.

Anson is geographer / environmental scientist, and although recently retired he now holds the position of Emeritus Professor at University College London.