Lung pathway board 

The Lung Tumour Pathway Board, led by Sam Janes, is responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway. Click here to read our annual report for 2017/18.

  • Clinical director

    Professor Sam Janes


    Lung cancer, Medical specialties, Respiratory Medicine

    Professional background

    Dr Janes qualified in 1992 gaining a BSc and MBBS. He trained in respiratory medicine at several hospitals including the Hammersmith, Harefield and St Mary’s Hospitals and completed an MSc (Distinction) in Respiratory Medicine in 1999 at the Brompton Hospital. He gained his CCST in Respiratory and General Medicine in 2004. He won a MRC Training Fellowship and worked in the CRUK Lincoln’s Inn Fields Institute with Fiona Watt working on integrin adhesion molecules and cancer cell survival leading to his PhD in 2004. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the same institute before moving to University College London. At UCL he won an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship and now leads a group interested in the pathogenesis of lung disease including cancer formation and its treatment with new biological and cellular therapies within the Centre for Respiratory Research. He has a particular interest in using stem cells as a cellular vector for gene therapy in cancers.

    Research interests

    Dr Janes runs the UCLH lung cancer team and has a clinic on Monday afternoons. He has developed a new endobronchial ultrasound service and performs all the invasive bronchoscopic techniques. He is running several clinical trials aiming to improve the patient journey of diagnosis and staging of lung cancers. These trials include a number of innovative techniques. He works as a consultant for the NHS in respiratory and general medicine with a particular interest in lung cancer, mesothelioma, bronchoscopy and early lung cancer detection.


 Lung pathway board papers

Lung Pathway Board Minutes December 201714/12/2017
Lung Pathway Board Minutes October 201704/10/2017
Lung Pathway Board Minutes April 201726/04/2017
Lung Pathway Board Minutes December 201614/12/2016
Lung Pathway Board Minutes September 201629/09/2016
Lung Pathway Board Minutes July 201628/07/2016

 Lung pathway board documents

Lung Pathway Board Annual Report 2017-18
Lung Pathway Board Annual Report 2016-17
Testing a new lung cancer specification pathway – a success story
London Cancer Pathway Specification for Lung Cancer
London Cancer Lung Clinical Guidelines – June 2014
Mesothelioma Guidelines – September 2014

 Membership - Lung pathway board

Ali Abdulla MohammedConsultant Physician Barts Health
Angshu BhowmikChest PhysicianHomerton
Arunesh KumarConsultant Physician in Respiratory MedicineBHRUT
Catherine DochertyClinical Nurse SpecialistRoyal Free
David FeuerConsultant in Palliative MedicineBarts Health & Homerton
Henrietta WilsonThoracic SurgeonBarts Health
John ConibearConsultant Clinical OncologistBarts Health
Judy CassPatient RepresentativePatient Representative
Julian SingerClinical OncologistNorth Middlesex
Karen SennettGeneral PractitionerGP - NHS Islington
Martin ForsterMedical OncologistUCLH
Martin HaywardThoracic SurgeonUCLH
Michael SheaffHistopathologistBarts Health
Neal NavaniChest PhysicianUCLH
Paula WellsClinical OncologistBarts Health
Sajid KhanRespiratory ConsultantRoyal Free
Sam HareRadiologistBarts Health
Sam JanesChest PhysicianLondon Cancer
Sara LockChest PhysicianWhittington
Stephen BurkeRadiologistHomerton
Stephen EdmondsonSurgical LeadBarts Health
Tania AnastasiadisGeneral PractitionerGP - Tower Hamlets
Tanya AhmadConsultant in Medical OncologyBarts Health
Tony LawlorCancer Commissioning Team RepresentativeNELCSU
Tracey HoreyClinical Nurse SpecialistPAH
William RickettsConsultant in Respiratory MedicineBarts Health