Agnieszka Michael

Dr Agnieszka Michael

Reader in Oncology , Consultant Medical Oncologist
+44 (0)1483 688546
Mon 14-17; Wed 13-17

Academic and research departments

School of Biosciences and Medicine.



Dr Agnieszka Michael MRCP PhD is a Reader (Clinical) in Medical Oncology. She was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Medical Oncologist at the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2008. She has a specialist interest in ovarian and urological cancers as well as immunotherapy trials. Dr Michael qualified in medicine at University of Wroclaw and undertook general medical and oncology training in UK, at the St George's Hospital in London , Royal Marsden Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. In 2006 she was awarded a PhD for research in cancer immunotherapy and completed Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in 2007. Throughout her training and current post Dr Michael has worked in the cancer clinical trials' field, including early phase studies with novel immunotherapy agents, gene therapy and cancer vaccines as well as international multi-centre phase III and IV studies, as a Chief investigator and a local principal investigator. Dr Michael is a divisional lead for cancer within Kent, Surrey and Sussex 'Clinical Research Network and since 2015 has been working as a Medical Director for Surrey Clinical Trials Unit.

Research interests

Cancer Clinical Trials

Ovarian Cancer, Kidney Cancer , Immunotherapy


In the media

Malignant Bowel Obstruction Research funded by Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer -Bowel Obstruction Research
Chief Investigator
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Research interests

Research projects

My publications


Fine-mapping of prostate cancer susceptibility loci in a large meta-analysis identifies candidate causal variants. Dadaev T., Saunders EJ, Newcombe PJ, et al. Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 11;9(1):2256. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04109-8.

 Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Pazopanib Versus Placebo After Nephrectomy in Patients With Localized or Locally Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma. Motzer RJ, Haas NB, Donskov F, Gross-Goupil M, Varlamov S, Kopyltsov E, Lee JL, Melichar B, Rini BI, Choueiri TK, Zemanova M, Wood LA, Reaume MN, Stenzl A, Chowdhury S, Lim HY, McDermott R, Michael A, Bao W, Carrasco-Alfonso MJ, Aimone P, Voi M, Doehn C, Russo P, Sternberg CN; J Clin Oncol. 2017 Sep 13:JCO2017735324. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.5324. [Epub ahead of print]

Genome-Wide Meta-Analyses of Breast, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancer Association Studies Identify Multiple New Susceptibility Loci Shared by at Least Two Cancer Types. Kar SP, Beesley J, Amin Al Olama A, Michailidou K, Tyrer J, Kote-Jarai Z, Lawrenson K, Lindstrom S, Ramus SJ, Thompson DJ; ABCTB Investigators, Kibel AS, Dansonka-Mieszkowska A, Michael A, Dieffenbach AK et al  Cancer Discov. 2016 Sep;6(9):1052-67. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-15-1227. Epub 2016 Jul 17.

 The prognostic significance of specific HOX gene ex pression patterns in ovarian cancer. Kelly Z, Moller-Levet C, McGrath S, Butler-Manuel S, Kavitha Madhuri T, Kierzek AM, Pandha H, Morgan R, Michael A. Int J Cancer. 2016 Oct 1;139(7):1608-17. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30204. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Integrated analysis of the prostate cancer small-nucleolar transcriptome reveals SNORA55 as a driver of prostate cancer progression. Crea F, Quagliata L, Michael A, Liu HH, et al. Mol Oncol. 2015 Dec 22. pii: S1574-7891(15)00246-X. doi: 10.1016/j.molonc.2015.12.010. [Epub ahead of print]


Atlas of prostate cancer heritability in European and African-American men pinpoints tissue-specific regulation. Gusev A, Shi H, Kichaev G, Pomerantz M, Li F, Long HW, Ingles SA, Kittles RA, Strom SS, Rybicki BA, Nemesure B, Isaacs WB, Zheng W, Pettaway CA, Yeboah ED, Tettey Y, Biritwum RB, Adjei AA, Tay E, Truelove A, Niwa S, Chokkalingam AP, John EM, Murphy AB, Signorello LB, Carpten J, Leske MC, Wu SY, Hennis AJ, Neslund-Dudas C, Hsing AW, Chu L, Goodman PJ, Klein EA, Witte JS, Casey G, Kaggwa S, Cook MB, Stram DO, Blot WJ, Eeles RA, Easton D, Kote-Jarai Z, Al Olama AA, Benlloch S, Muir K, Giles GG, Southey MC, Fitzgerald LM, Gronberg H, Wiklund F, Aly M, Henderson BE, Schleutker J, Wahlfors T, Tammela TL, Nordestgaard BG, Key TJ, Travis RC, Neal DE, Donovan JL, Hamdy FC, Pharoah P, Pashayan N, Khaw KT, Stanford JL, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell SK, Schaid DJ, Maier C, Vogel W, Luedeke M, Herkommer K, Kibel AS, Cybulski C, Wokolorczyk D, Kluzniak W, Cannon-Albright L, Teerlink C, Brenner H, Dieffenbach AK, Arndt V, Park JY, Sellers TA, Lin HY, Slavov C, Kaneva R, Mitev V, Batra J, Spurdle A, Clements JA, Teixeira MR, Pandha H, Michael A, et al

Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 7;7:10979. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10979.


Genome-Wide Association Study of Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival. Szulkin R, Karlsson R, Whitington T, Aly M, Gronberg H, Eeles RA, Easton DF, Kote-Jarai Z, Al Olama AA, Benlloch S, Muir K, Giles GG, Southey MC, FitzGerald LM, Henderson BE, Schumacher FR, Haiman CA, Sipeky C, Tammela TL, Nordestgaard BG, Key TJ, Travis RC, Neal DE, Donovan JL, Hamdy FC, Pharoah PD, Pashayan N, Khaw KT, Stanford JL, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell SK, Schaid DJ, Maier C, Vogel W, Luedeke M, Herkommer K, Kibel AS, Cybulski C, Lubiński J, Kluźniak W, Cannon-Albright L, Brenner H, Herrmann V, Holleczek B, Park JY, Sellers TA, Lim HY, Slavov C, Kaneva RP, Mitev VI, Spurdle A, Teixeira MR, Paulo P, Maia S, Pandha H, Michael A, ; PRACTICAL consortium,

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Nov;24(11):1796-800. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0543. Epub 2015 Aug 25.


A meta-analysis of 87,040 individuals identifies 23 new susceptibility loci for prostate cancer.

Al Olama AA, Kote-Jarai Z, Berndt SI, Conti DV, Schumacher F, Han Y, Benlloch S, Hazelett DJ, Wang Z, Saunders E, Leongamornlert D, Lindstrom S, Jugurnauth-Little S, Dadaev T, Tymrakiewicz M, Stram DO, Rand K, Wan P, Stram A, Sheng X, Pooler LC, Park K, Xia L, Tyrer J, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Hoover RN, Machiela MJ, Yeager M, Burdette L, Chung CC, Hutchinson A, Yu K, Goh C, Ahmed M, Govindasami K, Guy M, Tammela TL, Auvinen A, Wahlfors T, Schleutker J, Visakorpi T, Leinonen KA, Xu J, Aly M, Donovan J, Travis RC, Key TJ, Siddiq A, Canzian F, Khaw KT, Takahashi A, Kubo M, Pharoah P, Pashayan N, Weischer M, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Klarskov P, Røder MA, Iversen P, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell SK, Schaid DJ, Stanford JL, Kolb S, Holt S, Knudsen B, Coll AH, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Stevens VL, Maier C, Luedeke M, Herkommer K, Rinckleb AE, Strom SS, Pettaway C, Yeboah ED, Tettey Y, Biritwum RB, Adjei AA, Tay E, Truelove A, Niwa S, Chokkalingam AP, Cannon-Albright L, Cybulski C, Wokołorczyk D, Kluźniak W, Park J, Sellers T, Lin HY, Isaacs WB, Partin AW, Brenner H, Dieffenbach AK, Stegmaier C, Chen C, Giovannucci EL, Ma J, Stampfer M, Penney KL, Mucci L, John EM, Ingles SA, Kittles RA, Murphy AB, Pandha H, Michael A, Kierzek AM, et al ; PRACTICAL  Consortium;

Nat Genet. 2014 Oct;46(10):1103-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.3094. Epub 2014 Sep 14.


Engrailed homeobox transcription factors as potential markers and targets in cancer.

McGrath SE, Michael A, Pandha H, Morgan R. FEBS Lett. 2013 Mar 18;587(6):549-54. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.01.054. Epub 2013 Feb 7. Review.


Targeting the HOX/PBX dimer in breast cancer. Morgan R, Boxall A, Harrington KJ, Simpson GR, Gillett C, Michael A, Pandha HS. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov;136(2):389-98. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2259-2. Epub 2012 Sep 30.


Low grade serous ovarian carcinoma with metastases to the sternum and ribs. McGrath S, Madhuri TK, Susarla S, Haagsma B, Saleh F, Michael A. Pathology. 2012 Aug;44(5):481-2. doi: 10.1097/PAT.0b013e3283559d7d. No abstract available.


HOX genes in ovarian cancer. Kelly ZL, Michael A, Butler-Manuel S, Pandha HS, Morgan RG. J Ovarian Res. 2011 Sep 9;4:16. doi: 10.1186/1757-2215-4-16.


Engrailed-2 (EN2): a tumor specific urinary biomarker for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Morgan R, Boxall A, Bhatt A, Bailey M, Hindley R, Langley S, Whitaker HC, Neal DE, Ismail M, Whitaker H, Annels N, Michael A, Pandha H.

Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 1;17(5):1090-8. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-2410. Epub 2011 Mar

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