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Miss Maxine Tran has been interested in kidney cancer ever since her first post as a junior doctor in a urology department over two decades ago. She has a special interest in rare inherited kidney cancer syndromes and was awarded a competitive MRC clinical training fellowship for her PhD research at Imperial College London (2003-6). She was then appointed as clinical lecturer in urology at Cambridge University Hospital, and started at the Royal Free Hospital as Academic lead for the Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon in 2015. She was promoted to her current position as Professor in Urology in 2022.

Maxine’s research team is dedicated to improving the knowledge of the biology underlying kidney cancer. This will ultimately translate to earlier diagnoses, better management and wider treatment options for patients.

She has been awarded grants from the National Institute for Health and Care Research, CRUK, MRC, Academy of Medical Sciences, Addenbrookes’ Charitable Trust, Kidney Cancer UK, Facing up 2 Kidney cancer, The Royal Free Hospital Charity and St Peter’s Trust.