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Professor Jane Maher, Consultant Oncologist PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 June 2010 10:39

Professor Jane Maher trained in London and Boston, USA.  She has worked as an oncologist at Mount Vernon for more than 20 years. Between 1986 and 1999 she developed both oncology services for 5 hospitals in Hertfordshire, Berkshire and West London. Since 1999 she has focused on breast and prostate cancer to enable her to work across the UK with Macmillan Cancer Support as Chief Medical Officer, with NHS Improvement (Cancer) and with the DH national Cancer Survivorship initiative


In 1993 she co-founded the Lynda Jackson Macmillan centre (LJMC), which has won both an NHS Nye Bevan Award & Special Commendation from the Prime Minister ‘for the NHS Organisation that has demonstrated the most innovative ways of spreading best practice’. There are more than 60 units across the UK and in Australia based on the LJMC model. 


Jane has academic appointments at University College London and at HertfordshireUniversity, established and chairs a UK Primary Care Research Collaborative involving 5 universities, has been a member of the scientific advisory committees of a wide range of grant giving bodies. She directs a research group with more than 100 peer reviewed publications and over the last 5 years she has been invited to speak or be visiting professor in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and India, and acted as an external advisor for the Australian Senate.

 Jane’s research interests include the use of complementary and palliative treatments in cancer; long term consequences of cancer treatments and helping health professionals and patients to influence change in health organisations.

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written by R, July 03, 2010
:) With so many cancer patients, units like Lynda Jackson Macmillan are a real boon and do ease the stress some patients have. A very worthwhile charity. What an accomplished lady Jane Maher is.
written by Aura Alexandra Tarazona, September 15, 2011
Dr Jane Maher
I cordially greet you, my name is Aura Tarazona, I am a physical therapist and professor at the University of Santander in Colombia, now a group of my students are developing a topic review which refers to physical exercise as a supportive therapy for effective preventive side treatment in acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL focused on children, the reason is the high survival rates of this disease and the side effects produced by chemotherapy and radiation treatments mainly. We believe it is essential to support not as a palliative measure physiotherapy if not preventive, developing both primary and tertiary prevention. Recognizing the work his group has in the institution let me ask Macmillan their collaboration in this respect, providing information that you have, or the physical support that you develop. I appreciate your cooperation.



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