Michael Neat

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of Cancer Genetics

Michael Neat started his career at St James’s Hospital, Leeds before specialising in oncology cytogenetics at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, progressing to acting head of service. He then moved to The National Centre for Medical Genetics in Dublin as head of the oncology service, where he expanded the unit to become a national diagnostic service provider taking referrals from across the Republic of Ireland.

Michael took up his current post at Guy’s Hospital in 2006 establishing a service which provides a level and range of diagnostic tests in oncology that could not be provided locally, repatriating tests which were previously sent to private external laboratories and is an integral part of the Cancer Specialist Diagnostic Service (CSDS).

As a fully integrated part of the large multi-disciplinary regional Genetics department the service is strategically placed to be able to react quickly to new testing requirements across all areas of oncology, adopt the latest technologies as they become a part of routine diagnostics and support the development of the Integrated Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital.

Recent publications:

Michael J Neat, Nicola Foot, Alexander Hicks, Ronan Breen, Bridget Wilkins, Emma McLean, George Santis. ALK rearrangements in EBUS-derived transbronchial needle aspiration cytolotgy in lung cancer. Cytopathology 2013;24:356-364.

Robert Dunn, Nicola Foot, Lorrette Ffolkes, Barry Newell, Bridget Wilkins and Michael J Neat. Transformation of follicular lymphoma to biphasic genetically and immunophenotypically distinct diffuse large B-cell and Burkitt-like lymphoma. J Clin Pathol 2013;66:357-360

Michael J Neat, Mufaddal T Moonim, Robert Dunn, Helen Geoghegan and Nicola Foot. Fluorescent in situ hybridisation analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections from bone marrow trephine biopsies; an additional tool in the diagnostic armoury. J Clin Pathol 2013;66:54–57

Nicola Foot, Helen Geoghegan, Robert Dunn, Bridget S WIlkins and Michael J Neat. Fluorescence in situ hybridisation analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections in the diagnostic work-up of non-Burkitt high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: a single centre’s experience. J Clin Pathol 2011;64:802-808

Ophelia E Dadzie, Michael Neat, Andrew Emley, Jag Bhawan, Meera Mahalingam. Molecular Diagnostics - an emerging frontier in Dermatopathology. Am J Dermpath 2011;33:1-13

George Santis, David Landau, Karen Harrison-Phipps, Michael Neat and Mufaddal Moonim. Successful radical treatment of midline carcinoma with t(15;19) diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-derived transbronchial needle aspiration. J Clin Oncol 2011;29:327-329

Philippa May, Nicola Foot, Robert Dunn, Helen Geoghegan and Michael J Neat. Detection of cryptic and variant IGH-MYC rearrangements in high grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by fluorescence in situ hybridisation: implications for cytogenetic testing. Cancer Genet and Cytogenet 2010;198:71-75

Contact information

Telephone: 
020 7188 1715

Last updated: 15/12/2016