Dr Alison Birtle is currently working as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She undertook her general medical and specialist registrar oncology training at Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals in London, UK. Her MD Thesis was completed at the Institute of Urology, University College London, and the Academic Urology Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital. She specializes in chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiotherapy of urologic tumors including prostate, testicular, and bladder tumors. She is a member of the NCRI prostate clinical study group and bladder clinical study group and leads on phase II and III studies of systemic therapy in urologic cancers.