About this event

  • Date and time Mon 13 Feb 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme, The London Clinic

Free for all

Join the 2023 London Clinic lecture focused on the future of pancreatic cancer touching on surgical developments, the collaborative work of laboratory and clinic as well as the predicating changes surrounding oncological developments within pancreatic cancer research and treatment. After the event, stay for a complimentary drinks reception.

Key speakers:

Mr Krish Menon, Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will talk about the current surgical management in treating pancreatic head cancer and the use of novel technology such as Nnanoknife.

Dr Shivan Sivakumar, Clinical Career Development Fellow at the University of Oxford, will discuss the current systemic treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer, what exciting trials are currently happening and the next targets for drug development that may be on the horizon.

Professor Hemant Kocher, Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery, University of London.

Key speakers

Mr Krish Menon

Mr Krish Menon

Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr Krishna Menon is a Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon at the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London and Lead for Liver Transplant Surgery at King’s College Hospital. He is the President of the Great Britain Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (The Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association). He is also currently the Vice-President and President-Elect of the British Transplantation Society. Krishna has a major clinical interest is in liver transplantation and laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resections and research interests are in pancreatic cancer, clinical trials and development of novel technology in cancer and laparoscopic surgery. He has published 125 peer reviewed publications and over 300 presentations at National and International meetings.

Hemant Kocher 2

Professor Hemant Kocher

Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Hemant Kocher is a surgeon-scientist practising in London in the field of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery having trained in Bombay, India as well as United Kingdom and held visiting posts in Europe and the USA.


Professor Kocher's laboratory has pioneered the evaluation of tumour-stroma interaction in pancreatic cancer linking patho-physiology of cancer with molecular mechanisms which underpin its aggressiveness. This has led to discovery of novel biomarkers for diagnosing and predicting disease patterns as well as therapeutic areas which are being explored in human clinical trials. It is the first laboratory to target desmoplastic cellular stroma demonstrating the possibility of co-targeting in cancer therapy.


Professor Kocher also leads national bio-banking efforts which along with state-of-the-art health-informatics and bio-informatics. Hemant hopes to change our understanding of disease processes.


Professor Kocher has trained a number of clinical and non-clinical post-graduate students.

Shivan Sivakumar

Dr Shivan Sivakumar

Clinical Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford

Speaker's biography

Dr Shivan Sivakumar is a Consultant in gastrointestinal medical oncology with a specialist interest in pancreatic and liver tumours at the University of Oxford. He completed his medical degree at Barts and the London school of medicine. He completed his junior doctor training in Leeds, Wales and Oxford. He has a Phd in Biochemistry from St. John’s, University of Cambridge and subsequently completed post-doctoral training in immunology at the University of Oxford. 


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine

Surgical developments in pancreatic cancer

Mr Krish Menon, Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Pancreatic cancer: from laboratory to clinic and back

Professor Hemant Kocher, Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery, University of London

Will there ever be any oncological developments in pancreatic cancer?

Dr Shivan Sivakumar, Clinical Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford

Panel discussion
Vote of thanks
Close of meeting
Drinks reception

All welcome


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on 12 February 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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