Professor Ian Smith



GMC number: 1327623

Practising since: 1971


Medical Oncology

  • Overview
Enquire now

Or call us on

020 8247 3351


Professor Ian Smith is Professor of Cancer Medicine at The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research. He is also Head of the Breast Unit at The Royal Marsden.

Professor Smith trained in Edinburgh and at Harvard before coming to work at The Royal Marsden where he has spent many years specialising in the medical treatment of breast cancer and, until recently, lung cancer.

His main interests are in the development of new treatments for breast cancer, particularly in its early stages, and he has pioneered the use of pre-operative medical treatment before surgery for large breast cancers.

Professor Smith is a past Chairman of the Association of Cancer Physicians and of the UK National Cancer Research Institute Lung Cancer Group. He is on the steering committees of several major international clinical research trials and has recently been closely involved in the development of Herceptin for early breast cancer. He has published over 350 research papers and lectures widely around the world.

Special interests

Breast cancer.

Locations Professor Ian Smith works with

Related experience

Other posts held

  • The Royal Marsden


Professor Ian Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Ian Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Ian Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.