Dr Jerry Marsden

Personal profile


Dr Marsden qualified in medicine at Nottingham University in 1976. He then trained in internal medicine in Nottingham and Southampton, and completed specialist training in dermatology in Newcastle and Nottingham.

He has been a consultant dermatologist in Birmingham since 1987, and since 1992 his clinical practice has been limited to the field of skin cancer.

Dr Marsden has a strong interest in research and has been Principal Investigator or Chief Investigator on several major UK and international melanoma clinical trials. He is lead author of the current (2010) UK Melanoma Guidelines

He has published extensively on skin cancer in the medical literature and is a regular contributor to both UK and international skin cancer meetings.

Professional Membership

He was Chair of the UK NCRI Non-melanoma skin cancer subgroup 2005-2011 and is today a highly regarded member of many national groups, including:

  • UK National Cancer Research Institute Melanoma Clinical Studies Group

  • Chair of Melanoma Focus

  • Board Member of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology.  

He is also a regular reviewer for CancerHelp UK and for the CR-UK Clinical Trials Advisory and Awards Committee.

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of both common and rare skin cancers

  • The surgical management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer

  • The management of Merkel cell carcinoma and skin sarcoma

  • Moh's micrographic surgery

  • Treatment of inoperable limb cancer using regional chemotherapy and electrochemotherapy

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