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Prof. Usha Menon is professor at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit in the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at University College London and Distinguished Professor at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) India. Since November 2017, she has taken on the role on Mentor and Strategy Lead at the Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA).

Her research to date has focussed on improving outcomes in gynaecological particularly ovarian cancer through risk prediction, screening and early detection. She has over 250 publications in peer reviewed journals. Her work includes one of the largest randomised controlled trials to date – the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) as well as large cohort studies assessing screening in high risk women (UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study), exploring genetic and epidemiological risk factors (UK Ovarian Cancer Population Study) and symptoms and intervals to diagnosis of cancer (International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership Module 4). The trial biobanks (UKLWC) with over half a million well-annotated samples, support numerous cancer biomarker case control studies and has resulted in a UCL spin-out company.