A Clinical Professor at The University of Leeds and Lead Consultant in Medical Oncology, Prof. Velikova’s clinical work focuses on the systemic treatment of breast cancer patients with early and advanced disease, including chemotherapy, endocrine therapy and targeted treatments.
Her research also focuses on Quality of Life in people with breast cancer and leads the QoL sub-studies of large national and international research trials. This led to her working on the development of a crucial web-based system for collecting self-reported data into the adverse effects during and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, and integrating this with electronic patient records that generate alerts for clinicians and support immediate patient care.
Galina currently chairs the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Psychology Oncology and Survivorship Clinical Studies Group and is an elected Board member of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). She has previously chaired the British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) and the EORTC Quality of Life Group.