Professor Whelan is a highly experienced clinician and researcher, having spent nearly 30 years studying the treatment of sarcomas and managing cancer in teenagers and young adults. He is a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Lead at one of the largest sarcoma services in Europe in the University College London Hospital. He is a Professor of Cancer Medicine at UCL and is co-chair of the Sarcoma Advisory Group of the London and South East Sarcoma Network, which serves a population of approximately 15 million people.
Professor Whelan major programmes in young people’s cancer and sarcoma. He established and co-ordinated the EUROEWING Consortium (www.euroewing.eu) and has served on the boards of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society and the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society. He chaired the National Cancer Research Institute Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Studies Group for nine years, and was a long standing member of the Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group, of which he continues to be an active member of its bone sarcoma sub group.
Professor Whelan is a member of the NHS England Cancer Surgery Clinical Reference Group, and leads on providing expert clinical guidance for specialised commissioning of sarcoma services.