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Dr Richard Adams

Reader, Institute of Cancer & Genetics


Richard Adams is a Reader and Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre. His clinical practice and research focus on lower Gastro-Intestinal cancers. He is Interim Director of the Wales Cancer trials Unit and chair of the NCRI anorectal subgroup and is active in national and international research organisations including IRCI the International Rare Cancer Initiative (for anal cancer) and the ARCAD (Aide et Recherche en Cancérologie Digestive) Foundation.

Dr Adams also chairs the biomarker development group for FOCUS4, is a Chief Investigator for FOCUS4-D and leads on radiotherapy quality assurance for the UK ARISTOTLE, COPERNICUS and TREC trials. He oversees collaborative translational research in numerous Phase II/III colorectal cancer trials. Dr Adams was a founder member of, and now chairs, the South Wales Cancer Care link with Sierra Leone.

Contact information

Email address
Institute of Cancer & Genetics
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Velindre Hospital
Cardiff CF14 2TL