Professional background

Usha Menon is professor of gynaecological cancer at the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute of Women’s Health and consultant gynaecologist, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London.  

She is head of the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre. The focus of her research is screening and prevention of gynaecological malignancies particularly ovarian cancer.

She is principle investigator on the UK ovarian cancer screening trials and on studies exploring symptoms in ovarian cancer. The former includes the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening - a randomised control trial of 202,000 women with mortality as the end point. Other interests are genetic and environmental risk factors and novel biomarkers in ovarian cancer. The research has attracted funding from Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Department of Health and the Eve Appeal amounting to over £25 million.

Research interests

  • Management of women at increased risk of familial gynaecological cancers
  • Runs the Familial Cancer Clinic for gynaecological oncology