Kumud Kantilal

Research Associate


I qualified as a registered pharmacist in 1999. I have worked clinically in NHS hospital cancer services for over 15 years before moving to University of East Anglia to undertake a PhD. My PhD focused on developing an intervention to facilitate primary care practitioners to support older people to self-manage long-term problems after cancer treatment.   

I am registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, am a member of the Research Committee of the British Oncology Pharmacy Association and an active member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology.  


I have experience of undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research. As part of my PhD I gained experience of doing realist reviews and using a co-design approach to develop a self-management support intervention aimed at primary care healthcare practitioners.


(0) International trends in cancer incidence in middle-aged and older adults in 44 countries
Pilleron, S., Alquirini, N., Ferlay, J., Haase, K. R., Hannan, M., Janssen-Heijnen, M., Kantilal, K., Katanoda, K., Kenis, C., Lu-Yao, G., Matsuda, T. Navarrete, E., Nikita, N., Puts, M., Stroschein, F. J., Morris, E. J. A., Dec 2021, In: Journal of Geriatric Oncology. S1879-4068(21)00257-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.11.011.

The SIOG COVID-19 working group recommendations on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines among older adults with cancer
Mislang, A. R., Soto-Perez-De-Celis, E., Russo, C., Colloca, G., Williams, G. R., O'Hanlon, S., Cooper, L., O'Donovan, A., Audisio, R. A., Cheung, K-L., Sarrio, R. G., Stauder, R., Jaklitsch, M., Cairo, C., Gil, L. A., Sattar, S., Kantilal, K., Loh, K. P., Lichtman, S. M., Brain, E. & 3 others, 1 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 12, 5, p. 848-850

Realist review protocol for understanding the real-world barriers and enablers to practitioners implementing self-management support to people living with and beyond cancer
Kantilal, K., Hardeman, W., Whiteside, H., Karapanagioutou, E., Small, M. & Bhattacharya, D., 3 Sep 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10, 9, e037636.

Optimising medications for patients with cancer and multimorbidity: The case for deprescribing
Turner, J. P., Kantilal, K., Kantilal, K., Holmes, H. M. & Koczwara, B., Sep 2020, In: Clinical Oncology. 32, 9, p. 609-617.

It's time for comprehensive polypharmacy reviews for older people with cancer
Kantilal, K., Kantilal, K. & Barnett, N., 24 Jan 2020, In: The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Adapting care for older cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) COVID-19 Working Group
Battisti, N. M. L., Mislang, A. R., Cooper, L., O'Donovan, A., Audisio, R. A., Cheung, K-L., Sarrio, R. G., Stauder, R., Soto-Perez-De-Celis, E., Jaklitsch, M., Williams, G. R., O'Hanlon, S., Alam, M., Cairo, C., Colloca, G., Gil, L. A., Sattar, S., Kantilal, K., Russo, C., Lichtman, S. M. & 3 others, 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 11, 8, p. 1190-1198.

A survey of the prevalence of long-term systemic anticancer treatment side effects and satisfaction with care in older people living with and beyond cancer. 
Kantilal K, Small M, Karapanagiotou E, Hardeman W, Bhattacharya, D. 2019, In: Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 10(6, Supplement 1):S85 

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer medication? Patients' needs and views. 
Dalby M, Oakley C, Kantilal K. 2018, In: Cancer Nursing Practice; doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1525.


Healthcare services cancer care realist methods.



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