Professor Charlotte Proby

First Past President, Solid organ transplant recipients

Charlotte Proby is Professor of Dermatology and Honorary NHS Consultant Dermatologist in the School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee.  Her longstanding clinical and research interest in skin malignancies, especially cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), has focused on immunosuppressed patients, notably organ transplant recipients. Her current work aims to better understand the molecular drivers for cSCC progression and to promote an evidence base for novel and traditional treatments through clinical trials.  She is committed to collaborative working through national and international initiatives to improve skin cancer treatment and prevention.  

Charlotte Proby was Chair of BSSCII from 2010 to 2018 and has been a Board member since with participation in the email forum, the annual update and BAD conference meetings, consensus guidelines and research activities.  She has been an active member of SCOPE (Skin Care in Organ transplant Patients Europe) for two decades and is also a regular UK representative at the ITSCC (International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative) Biennial meetings in Massachusetts, USA. Currently, her main endeavour is to deliver the UK Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative (UKKCC) skin cancer ‘Atlas’ study (as CI), and to help deliver the HTA-funded Phase 3 randomised clinical trial ‘SCC-AFTER’ examining the benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy for high-risk cutaneous SCC, and the Cancer Research UK-funded ‘SPOT-IT’  Phase 3 with embedded Phase 2 RCT examining topical chemoprevention of cSCC in immunosuppressed patients.