Elizabeth Jane Maher 2014 World Cancer Congress

Elizabeth Jane Maher

Jane Maher has been Chief Medical Officer of the UK charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, since 1999 and now shares the role as Joint CMO with general practitioner, Dr Rosie Loftus, reflecting the growing need for specialists and generalists to work more effectively together. She was an improvement clinical leader for the National Health Service for over ten years and is a consultant clinical oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, where she has worked for more than 20 years and during which time she helped develop non surgical oncology services in five district general hospitals. She is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at University College London and Visiting Professor in Cancer and Supportive Care at the Centre for Complexity Management at the University of Hertfordshire. Jane has recently been appointed a non-executive director at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. Jane chaired the Maher Committee for the Department of Health in 1995, led the UK National Audit of Late Effects Pelvic Radiotherapy for the Royal College of Radiologists in 2000 and chaired the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative Consequences of Treatment work stream. She co-founded one of the first Cancer Support and Information services in the UK, winning the Nye Bevan award in 1992 and more than 60 support and information units have been established, based on this model. She is a member of the Older People and Cancer Clinical Advisory Group. She has published widely and is a UK representative for cancer survivorship in Europe and advises on cancer survivorship programmes in Denmark and Canada.

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