Professor John Bridgewater is a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Researcher at the UCL Cancer Institute. He specialises in gastrointestinal oncology, with a particular interest in biliary tract cancers and carcinomas of unknown primary origin.
After studying medicine at Oxford and University College London, he went on to specialise in Medical Oncology at the Middlesex, Mount Vernon and Royal Marsden Hospital. He was awarded a PhD by the Institute of Cancer Research for research into gene therapy. In 1999 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology at UCL.
Professor Bridgewater leads the National Cancer Research Institute subgroup in hepatobiliary malignancy and also has a laboratory programme at the UCL Cancer Institute investigating carcinoma of unknown primary origin. He is also active in trials across the gastrointestinal portfolio and has been the chief investigator on a number of landmark studies into gastrointestinal and biliary tract cancers. As well as his clinical and research work, he also serves on a number of committees including The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).