Neill Patani is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at UCLH, Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Cancer Institute and Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow in the Oncogenes and Tumour Metabolism Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute.
Neill has an interest in translational breast cancer research, working collaboratively with scientists, oncologists and radiologists, to explore how tumour metabolism can be targeted for functional imaging and novel therapies.
He is currently involved in clinical trials studying the optimal sequencing of breast cancer treatments and the de-escalation of surgery to the breast and axilla according to treatment response.
Neill has undertaken a PhD at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, studying response and resistance to endocrine therapy, including the development of biomarkers to personalise treatment. He received 1st Class Honours for his BSc in Tumour Biology at UCL, investigating some of the earliest genetic events in the multi-step model of breast cancer development.