Dr Jesme Fox is Medical Director of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. She joined the Foundation in November 1998, having previously spent 7 years in Medical Oncology at the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow. As Director of Patient Care, she established the Foundation’s work in lung cancer patient information, support and advocacy. Since 2005, she has held the post of Medical Director. She regularly provides comment to a variety of TV, radio and print media. She has written many articles, raising public awareness of this disease and focusing on lung cancer patient issues. She leads the Foundation’s Policy work and work associated with its Lung Cancer Research Grants portfolio.
Much of her time is dedicated to reflecting the views of lung cancer patients on key committees and at key meetings, both in the UK and abroad. Amongst her committee work, she is an elected steering group member of the Cancer Campaigning Group. At an international level, she regularly presents on lung cancer issues. She is the secretary of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition of advocacy organisations and is currently a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Education, Tobacco Control and Advocacy Committees.