Professor Charles Coombes

Tackling drug-resistant breast cancer

Professor Coombes is a world-leading breast cancer expert at Imperial College London and director of the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre. Along with his team, he’s studying how some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapies by investigating key molecules in the cells.

Professor Coombes is using this knowledge to develop and test new breast cancer drugs. This kind of research is urgently needed to give thousands of women whose breast cancer stops responding to hormone therapies more options and more tomorrows.

Listen to an interview with Professor Coombes talking about how he and his team are developing new treatments for breast cancer here.

Breast cancer
Cancer biology
Clinical trials
Drug development

Imperial College London, London