Colin Lindsay


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Dr Colin Lindsay is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and also works at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, dividing his time between research and clinic work. Colin trained at the CRUK Beatson Institute and Cancer Centre in Glasgow, where he completed a PhD under Owen Sansom, studying genetically modified mouse models of RAS and RAF-driven melanoma.

Following that he changed focus to lung cancer translation through involvement with the CRUK Stratified Medicine Programme, as well as a two-year ESMO translational fellowship with Benjamin Besse and Jean-Charles Soria at the Gustave Roussy Institute in Villejuif, France. His main research interests are the implementation of effective treatment strategies for cancers driven by RAS mutation and successful and efficient translation of genomic results for optimal clinical gain. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Honorary Consultant in Thoracic Medical Oncology, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2017 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute
  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre
  • Cancer


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