Dr Naveen Vasudev

Dr Naveen Vasudev


Academic Medical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with urological malignancies. Dr Vasudev trained in Medical Oncology at the St James’s Institute of Oncology, Leeds. His doctoral research was conducted in the Clinical and Biomedical Proteomics Group in Leeds, focusing on biomarker discovery in renal cancer. This was followed by a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He returned in 2013 to take up his current post as Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant at the University of Leeds/St James's Institute of Oncology. His clinical expertise is in the treatment of patients with urological malignancies, including bladder, prostate and renal cancer. He is the current Chair of the Renal Systemic Therapies Subgroup of the NCRI Bladder and Renal Clinical Studies Group and is Chief Investigator for the UK multicentre PRISM trial.


  • Consultant Medical Oncologist
  • Co-Lead Clinical and Biomedical Proteomics Group
  • ESREP Academic Co-Lead

Research interests

My research interests are focused on individualising and improving care and treatment for patients with renal cancer. My interests span from basic laboratory research through to clinical trials involving patients with kidney cancer. Our laboratory focuses on the discovery and/or validation of prognostic and predictive biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets, by examining the protein as well as genetic changes that occur in renal cancers. Underpinning this work is our large collection of high quality samples of blood and tissue collected from consenting patients with renal cancer, including those treated with drugs such as TKIs and immunotherapy.


  • PhD
  • MRCP
  • MBChB
  • BMSc (Hons)

Professional memberships

  • Association of Cancer Physicians
  • British Urology Group

Student education

I am the current Academic Co-Lead for the Extended Student-Led Research or Evaluation Project (ESREP) module of the MBChB

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Cancer
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