Kate Fife is a consultant clinical oncologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge where she was appointed in 2001. Together with Prof Tim Eisen, she runs a large research focussed renal cancer clinic, seeing approximately 130 new patients per year, making it one of the largest specialist centres for this cancer in the UK. Her other interests are skin malignancies and lung cancer. She treats basal cell and squamous cell cancers of the skin and metastsatic melanoma with radiotherapy and patients with rare skin cancers, cutaneous lymphomas and Kaposi’s sarcoma. She is also interested in training and is an educational supervisor.
She trained in medicine at St George’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1987. She trainedin general medicine then in oncology initially at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She carried out clinical research in HIV related malignancies whilst a research fellow at Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals and completed an MD in angiogenesis related laboratory research in 1998. She completed her oncology training at the Hammersmith Hospital. Subsequently she was a locum Consultant and research fellow at the Sydney Cancer Centre and Sydney Melanoma Unit, carrying out further laboratory and clinical research.