Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Cambridge University, 1970. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1971. Doctor of Medicine, Cambridge University, 1976.
Master of Science, London University, 1975.
Intern St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1970-1971, Royal Berkshire Hospital, 1971. Resident Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1971-1972. Assistant lecturer St. Bartholomew's Hospital, 1972-1973.
Research fellow Institute Cancer Research, 1973-1975. International visiting fellow National Cancer Institute, N.I.H., Bethesda, Maryland, 1975-1976. Senior registrar Royal Marsden Hospital, London, 1976-1977.
Senior lecturer Institute Cancer Research, 1976-1979. Visiting professor medicine Cancer Research Center, University Chicago, 1979. Professor medical oncology University Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1979, head, department clinical oncology Lothian Health Board Scotland, 1980-1991.
Honorary director medical oncology unit Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Edinburgh, since 1980. Director University Edinburgh Cancer Research Center, since 2002, Cancer Research United Kingdom, Clinical Cancer Research Center, since 2004. Chairman United Kingdom Coordinating Committee Cancer Research/Sub-commission on lung cancer, London, 1982-1992, Scottish Melanoma Group, Edinburgh, 1985, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Pharmacokinetics Group, Brussels, 1979-1982.
Governor Bryanston School, Dorset, England, since 1979, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, 1988-1991. Councillor European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussells, 1988-1995. Fellow Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh and London), Royal College Surgeons (Edinburgh), Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal College of Radiologists.
Member European Society Medical Oncologists (president 1991-1993), American Association Cancer Research, Association Physicians of Great Britain, British Association Cancer Research, Federation European Cancer Societies (president 2005^), Athenaeum.
Married Catherine Lindsay Ellis, September 15, 1973. Children: Sarah Bethan, Anna Mary.