Victor Lopes


Victor trained as a head and neck oncology surgeon and was amongst the first in the UK to undertake interface training in head and neck surgical oncology. He also undertook formal academic and research training leading to the completion of a PhD in molecular oncology within the setting of a CRUK research institute and sponsored by an MRC research training fellowship.

Victor was awarded a chair by the University of Edinburgh in 2013 for his research in to mouth cancer. Victor’s research is focussed on improving outcomes for patients with mouth cancer by developing biomarkers of disease and by using modern molecular methods combined with artificial intelligence to stratify disease and develop new therapeutic targets.

Victor is a trustee and policy adviser of the Scottish charity “let’s talk about mouth cancer” who are the local organisers of GOCF20.

Victor has retired from clinical practice and now works full time in global commercial clinical research.