David Gilligan is a Consultant Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s and Papworth Hospitals in Cambridge and an Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge. He trained in Oncology at the Christie Hospital, Manchester; Royal Marsden Hospital, and University College Hospitals, London. His main clinical interests are in Thoracic Oncology and Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology. and is an enthusiastic participator in clinical trials.He has been a member of the NCRI Lung Cancer Studies Group. He is currently a member of UK Department of Health Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Advisory Group, Senior Editor to Macmillan Cancer Information and Specialist Advisor CancerHelp UK, Trustee and Chair of Grants Committee of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.