Clinical Epidemiologist and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Toral was appointed as a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Clinical Epidemiologist at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2013.
Toral studied Medicine at the University of St Andrews and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School graduating in 1999 with Honours. She passed the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010. She subsequently subspecialised in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery and was awarded a National Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellowship at the Nottingham Breast Institute in 2011.
Toral spent time in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2003-2006 when she completed the research for her MD thesis under the supervision of Dame Professor Valerie Beral. She continued to develop her interest in epidemiology during her specialist surgical training and has spent a year working in India establishing multicentre studies related to breast cancer.
Her main research interests are in the epidemiology of breast cancer in South Asians and the South Asian diaspora.
Heterogeneity of colorectal cancer risk by tumour characteristics: Large prospective study of UK women.
Burón Pust A. et al, (2017), Int J Cancer, 140, 1082 - 1090
Lifelong vegetarianism and breast cancer risk: a large multicentre case control study in India
Gathani T. et al, (2017), BMC Women's Health
Night Shift Work and Breast Cancer Incidence: Three Prospective Studies and Meta-analysis of Published Studies.
Travis RC. et al, (2016), J Natl Cancer Inst, 108
Ethnicity and the tumour characteristics of breast cancer in a large nationally representative sample of women in England
Gathani T. et al, (2016), EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER, 57, S12 - S12
43: Cancer of the breast, Martine Piccart, Toral Gathani, Dimitrios Zardavas, Hatem A. Azim Jr., Christos Sotiriou, Giuseppe Viale, Emiel J T Rutgers, Mechthild Krause, Monica Arnedos, Suzette Delaloge, Fabrice Andre, and Felipe Ades
Piccart M. et al, (2015), Oxford Textbook of Oncology