Samra Turajlic

Samra Turajlic

Qualifications and history

  • 1999 BA Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2002 MBBS UCL Medical School, London, UK
  • 2006 MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • 2013 PhD (Harry J Lloyd Career Development Award), Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
  • 2014 Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • 2015 Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • 2019 Clinical Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
  • 2020 Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Samra Turajlic completed her undergraduate studies at Oxford University and her clinical training at UCL medical school. She gained a PhD in 2013 from Institute of Cancer Research in the field of melanoma genetics and targeted therapy resistance.

In 2014, she was awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship to study cancer evolution at the Francis Crick Institute. She completed her training in medical oncology in 2015 and was appointed a Consultant Medical Oncologist on the Skin and Urology Units at the Royal Marsden. She became an independent Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute in 2019, and divides her time between the clinic and her lab.

Dr Turajlic is the Chief Investigator of translational studies into melanoma and kidney cancer (TRACERx), and her research goal is to develop an evolutionary understanding of cancer for patient benefit. She is a member of the NCRI Bladder and Renal Cancer Clinical Studies Group, ESMO Faculty member for genitourinary cancers; and Scientific Committee member for ESMO, Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy, Kidney Cancer Association, and EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposia.

She is a Trustee of the Kidney Cancer Support Network and Melanoma Focus, and a Senior Editor at Macmillan Cancer Support. Dr Turajlic receives research funding from CRUK, Rosetrees Trust, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, and the RMH/ICR Biomedical Research Centre, among others.

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