Prof. Kathy Pritchard-Jones
Kathy Pritchard-Jones is Professor of Paediatric Oncology, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK, where she leads clinical and translational research in childhood kidney cancers. As a steering member of the SIOP Renal Tumour Study Group, she has supported design of adapted treatment regimens for Wilms tumour and clinical studies to evaluate their implementation in sub-Saharan African through the CanCare Africa research network.
She is President of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) (2019-2022) at a critical time to support the global implementation of the WHO’s challenge to double childhood cancer survival rates in Low- and Middle-Income Countries from ~30% to 60% by 2030.
She brings her past experience as medical director for an integrated cancer system of healthcare providers serving a multi-ethnic population of 3.5 million in North London to this leadership role.
She has been instrumental in refreshing and expanding SIOP’s new strategy (2021-25) to include a Programme for Advancing the Research Capacity (PARC) for Paediatric Cancer Clinical Trials in LMICs. This is being launched in early 2022. She is a passionate believer in the importance of research being an integral part of care in paediatric oncology in order to continue to make progress and to reduce inequalities. SIOP aims to provide that opportunity to the global paediatric oncology professional community.