Honorary Doctorate - 2009
Professor Karol Sikora, one of the world’s leading authorities on cancer and a pioneer of holistic cancer treatment, has published more than 300 papers and written and edited 20 books about cancer, including Treatment of Cancer - the standard British postgraduate textbook. He is also the medical director of CancerPartnersUK, which he founded as an organisation that works with the NHS, the private sector, and charities to achieve the best and most comprehensive treatments for cancer patients. He believes that complementary medicine should be used as part of cancer treatment plans, never as the sole line of attack, but to lessen the side effects of treatment and to support traditional treatments such as chemotherapy.
Professor Sikora is honorary Consultant Oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital, chair of the scientific advisory board of SourceBioscience PLC, Dean of Medicine at the University of Buckingham, and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
He is a member of the think tank Doctors for Reform - which aims to pioneer new ways to fund and supply healthcare - an advisor to the World Health Organisation, and director of a cancer drug donation programme to Africa.
He has been chair of the charity Help Hammer Cancer, Chief of the World Health Organisation Cancer Programme, and a member of the Department of Health’s Expert Advisory Group on Cancer.