Sarah C Darby is Professor of Medical Statistics in the University of Oxford. Before moving to Oxford, she studied for her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She then worked at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, the National Radiological Protection Board, and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima.
She is a member of the secretariat of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group , which carries out meta-analyses of individual patient data from randomised controlled trials of various treatments for breast cancer, and she leads the analyses of effects of radiotherapy and surgery. She leads a number of studies to evaluate the long-term risk of heart disease and other serious side-effects from cancer treatments. She also works on several studies to evaluate the risk of cancer from exposure to ionising radiation.