Plummer, Professor Ruth

Professor Ruth PlummerConsultant Medical Oncologist

  • Consultant Medical Oncologist
  • Tel: Joseph Hoben (0191) 213 8476; Ruth Santos (0191) 213 8468
  • GMC Code: 3659524
  • Qualifications: MA, DPhil, BMBCh, MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Early phase clinical trials and cancer drug development; melanoma and other skin cancers

  • Biography

    I was appointed to my consultant post in August 2004
    I trained at Cambridge and Oxford Medical Schools, with oncology training in Newcastle at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University.
    I am currently director of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer trials Research Centre with responsibility for early phase trials practice. At a national level I sit on CRUK’s Science Funding committee, chair the CRUK New Agents Committee and also am involved in NCRI clinical groups in melanoma and radiotherapy research. I am a member of CRUKs Clinical Research Committee.


  • Directorate

    Cancer Services

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Melanoma and early clinical trials clinics

  • Name of Secretary
    Joseph Hoben for trials/university; Ruth Santos for melanoma
  • Professor Ruth Plummer 
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