Interview by Louise Rishton, Commissioning Editor
Professor John Gribben is Chair of the International Workshop on non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and the Gordon Hamilton Fairley Chair of Medical Oncology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Bart's Cancer Institute, London, UK, a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence. His doctoral studies were performed at University College London, UK as the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Fellowship Award and he continued post-doctoral training with Professor Lee Nadler at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School, MA, USA). In 1992, Gribben was appointed to the Faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he remained as Associate Professor of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital (MA, USA), until returning to London in 2005. Gribben is a founding member of the CLL Research Consortium, Associate Editor of Blood and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science. His primary research interests include the immunotherapy of cancer (including stem cell transplantation), the identification of B-cell-tumor antigens and the detection and treatment of minimal residual disease in leukemia and lymphoma.