Professor Galina Velikova MD, PhD
Professor of Psychosocial and Medical Oncology, University of Leeds / Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Prof Velikova is a Consultant in Medical Oncology and a Professor at the University of Leeds. She obtained her primary medical and general/internal medicine qualifications in Bulgaria, then trained in Medical Oncology in the UK. She has a PhD from the University of Leeds with a focus on Quality of life measurement in daily oncology practice.
Her clinical work is on systemic treatment of breast cancer patients. She leads a research group funded by a Cancer Research UK programme grant in psychosocial oncology to study the implementation of routine measurement of patient-reported outcomes and quality of life in oncology practice. Recent research, funded by National Institute for Health Research in UK, includes the development of a web-based electronic system for collecting patient-reported data on toxicity and adverse events during cancer treatment, integrating this with electronic patient records and generating alerts for clinicians.
Prof Velikova leads the quality of life sub-studies of large national and international research trials in breast cancer, including TACT2 and SUPREMO. She is involved in the implementation in NHS, locally of holistic assessment for cancer patients (NICE supportive & palliative care guidelines) & nationally contributes to the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.
Professor Velikova chaired the British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group.
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