Prof. Robert Hawkins, Consultant Medical Oncologist

Prof. Robert Hawkins

Consultant Medical Oncologist

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Prof. Robert Hawkins MA, MB BS, PhD, FRCP

Consultant Medical Oncologist


Prof. Robert Hawkins

Consultant Medical Oncologist MA, MB BS, PhD, FRCP

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Areas of expertise

  • Kidney cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Renal cancer


  • The Christie Private Care

    Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX

About Prof. Robert Hawkins

GMC number: 2921925

Year qualified: 1984

Place of primary qualification: University of London

Professor Robert Hawkins is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester. He also sees patients privately at The Christie Private Care. His specialist interests include adrenal cancer, kidney cancer, melanoma, and soft tissue cancer.

Professor Hawkins focuses on immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer, including the delivery of high-dose interleukin-2 as a potentially curative treatment for selected patients with renal cancer. He also undertakes Phase I/II trials of immune and other biological therapies in a wider range of cancers, including gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma, B cell lymphomas, and renal cancers.

Adoptive cellular therapy is the major translational research interest of Professor Hawkins. He leads the EU 'ATTACK' programme and the EU 'ATTRACT' training network, which links leading European researchers in the engineered T-cell field. He has established a specialist Cellular Therapy Laboratory Unit in Manchester, which currently supports trials and treatments of cellular therapy for B-cell malignancies and melanoma.

Professor Hawkins has published widely on clinical and translational cancer research and is on several research committees. He attended medical school at Cambridge University and University College London, followed by medical oncology training at the Royal Marsden and Addenbrooke's Hospitals. He attained a PhD in antibody engineering at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.

Diseases, medical tests, and treatments:
- Immunotherapy
- Chemotherapy
- Renal cancer
- Adrenal cancer
- Melanoma
- Soft tissue cancer
- Gastro-intestinal cancers

Areas of expertise

  • Renal cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Biomarkers
  • Renal cancer
  • Adrenal cancers
  • GI cancers
  • Cellular Therapy Melanoma
  • Cell therapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Translational
  • Medical oncology
  • Biomarker research
  • Melanoma cell therapy

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
General Medical Council

Articles by Prof. Robert Hawkins

Ex vivo expanded tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes from ovarian cancer patients release anti-tumour cytokines in response to autologous primary ovarian cancer cells

Treatment patterns and health outcomes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients treated with targeted systemic therapies in the uk

Stability consideration for cryopreserved starting material to facilitate large-scale production of atmps

A syngeneic mouse b-cell lymphoma model for pre-clinical evaluation of cd19 car t cells

Massively parallel interrogation and mining of natively paired human tcrαβ repertoires

Transgenic t-cell receptor immunotherapy for cancer: building on clinical success