The new era of precision oncology... Getting the right therapy to the right patient at the right time

Our multidisciplinary team of expert scientists and clinicians has extensive expertise and in-depth knowledge in the fields of precision oncology, molecular cancer diagnostics, biomarker discovery and drug development.

Oncologica was established in November 2014 to address the rapidly increasing demand for precision oncology. The potential to link specific genetic alterations to molecular targeted therapies is driving a new era of personalised medicine.

Our Directors

Patrick D. Downey

CEO

Patrick D. Downey, CPA CA, ICD.D. Mr. Downey is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and Institute of Corporate Directors certified Director.

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Prof Gareth H Williams

CO-FOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Is the medical and translational lead for Oncologica: directing business strategy, overseeing technical operations and directing all medical aspects of the molecular diagnostic and contract research services; co-directs the research and development arm of Oncologica.

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Dr Marco Loddo

CO-FOUNDER AND SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Dr Marco Loddo is responsible for directing all technical and scientific aspects of the clinical services, contract research activities and administrative/operational matters of the company

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Senior Operational team

Kitty Williams

Commercial director

Kitty is responsible for providing advice and implementation on commercial and corporate matters, including the development and application of commercial strategy, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, consultancy agreements, special licensing, confidentiality agreements and corporate co...

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Keeda-Marie Hardisty

LEAD CLINICAL SCIENTIST

Keeda-Marie Hardisty is a clinical scientist with major expertise in Next-Generation Sequencing-based analytics and decision support in oncology. She is responsible for preparing and reviewing data for the creation of clinical reports in conjunction with Oncologica®’s surgical pathologists.......

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Alejandra Fernandez Ferrer

SENIOR HISTOLOGIST AND NGS SPECIALIST

Alejandra joined Oncologica® in 2015 as our lead Next Generation Sequencing/Histology specialist. In addition to the precision oncology testing of patients, Alejandra is also involved in the establishment of new assay protocols for the improved delivery of personalised medicine and undertakes staff...

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Tiffany Haddow

SENIOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST

In 2016 Tiffany joined Oncologica as a lead Biomedical Scientist, where she specialises in Next Generation Sequencing in the Molecular section. Along with precision oncology testing of patient samples, Tiffany is also involved in the development and validation of new assays for cancer detection, ris...

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Keeley Monsen

LABORATORY AND QUALITY MANAGER

Keeley joined Oncologica at the start of 2017 as our Laboratory and Quality Manager. She is responsible for overseeing all laboratory operations, staff training, and the management and development of Oncologica’s Quality Management System to ensure that our team is working to certified standards.....

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Louise Cummings

PATIENT SERVICES and LOGISTICS MANAGER

Louise recently joined Oncologica® in February 2017 as the Patient Services and Logistics Manager. Louise manages and oversees the whole Logistics process from being the first point of contact with the patient, through to returning the sample at the end of the process and all that happens in betwee...

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