Professor Karol Sikora is a world respected oncologist and campaigner for better universal cancer treatment. He studied medical science and biochemistry at Cambridge, where he obtained a double first. After clinical training he became a house physician at The Middlesex Hospital and registrar in oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He then became a research student at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge working with Dr. Sydney Brenner, the Nobel Prize winner.