Carolyn Taylor is an honorary consultant clinical oncologist and clinical research fellow. She studied medicine at Oxford University. Her clinical training was in general medicine and then clinical oncology. She gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2004. Since then she has worked as a clinical research fellow at the Clinical Trial Service Unit, doing research alongside clinical work. She completed her DPhil on the risk of heart disease after breast cancer radiotherapy in 2008. She works in the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group on trials of surgery and radiotherapy and in a Cancer Research UK research program on the benefits and risks of breast cancer treatments.