Piers Patten, PhD
King's College London
I am a Physician Scientist with a specialist interest in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and related lymphomas. My PhD, awarded by King’s College London, London, UK investigated how non-leukemic cells interact with CLL (the tumor microenvironment) and can affect the development and growth of the disease. From 2009-2013, I undertook a Visiting Fellowship in Dr Nicholas Chiorazzi’s laboratory at the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, New York, USA continuing this line of work. I have been back in London since 2013 and have a large clinical practice in CLL and Lymphoma at both King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and am Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London since 2018 where I continue my laboratory-based research. Through working with the UK NCRI clinical trials subgroup for CLL and by being current Secretary for the UK CLL Forum, I further contribute to undertaking and promoting research, education, and training of all health professionals and patients into blood cancers.