Dr Caroline Michie

Dr Caroline Michie

Consultant Medical Oncologist


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I am a Consultant Medical Oncologist, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and NRS Research Clinician at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre and the University of Edinburgh. My clinical work involves treatment of patients with neoadjuvant, adjuvant and palliative therapies for breast cancer, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and endocrine (hormone) therapy. I always aim to provide a holistic, patient-centred and evidence-based approach to care.

Following completion of specialist training in Edinburgh, I was a clinical research fellow in early phase clinical trials at the world-renowned Institute of Cancer Research Drug Development Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, before returning to Scotland to take up a consultant post in 2012. I currently run a large practice in NHS Fife as well as a research clinic in Edinburgh.

Clinical research in cancer medicine is vital to making progress; I am principal investigator on several breast cancer clinical trials and was the UK chief investigator for the DESTINY BREAST-09 study. I currently lead the Edinburgh/South East Scotland breast cancer clinical trials team, overseeing the trial portfolio. My own research interests include the development of new agents for breast cancer, patients with hereditary BRCA1/2 mutations, reducing inequalities in cancer outcomes, management of endocrine therapy toxicity and the management of elderly patients and those with complex co-morbidities. I have recently been successful as a co-applicant in a grant application for funding for a study for patients with breast cancer and sleep disturbance.

I am also the Lead Clinician for Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy (SACT) for NHS Fife, an editorial board member for European Medical Journal – Cancer, the Scotland representative for the Association of Cancer Physicians Executive Committee and educational supervisor for trainee doctors in oncology. I am also a founding faculty member for the Cancer Biology and Precision Oncology MSc course at the University of Edinburgh, a Scottish Academy External Advisor for Medical Oncology, the Royal College representative on the Melville Trust Scientific Advisory Committee and have recently been appointed as an NHS Lothian consultant appraiser.

I have been an author on several peer-reviewed papers and many presentations at major UK and international oncology meetings, and an invited speaker at several national meetings. Finally, I was privileged to be a Royal College of Physicians tutor on an oncology training programme in East Africa, teaching in Rwanda and Tanzania in recent years.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Caroline Michie at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Neoadjuvant, adjuvant and palliative systemic therapies for breast cancer, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and endocrine (hormone) therapy

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Additional information

Breast cancer

Professional memberships

Association of Cancer Physicians

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

UK Breast Cancer Group (UKBCG)

Out of work, I am married with two young children and enjoy travelling, skiing, socialising with friends and good food.

Telephone 0131 334 0363
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