Johnson, Professor Peter

Peter JohnsonCBE MD FRCP FMedSci 


Medical oncology



Training and education

  • Cambridge University and St Thomas' medical school
  • ICRF clinical research fellow and registrar in medical oncology - St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
  • ICRF senior lecturer in medical oncology - St James' University Hospital, Leeds


Prof Johnson has worked for the Trust since August 1998.

He gained accreditation in medical oncology in 1994, and has extensive experience in the management of malignant lymphoma, including high dose therapy and stem cell transplantation.

Key achievements

  • Chief investigator in multiple trials in lymphoma and immunotherapy
  • Director of the Cancer Research UK Centre in Southampton
  • Director of the Francis Crick Institute Cancer Research Network
  • Chief clinician at Cancer Research UK - 2008 to 2017

Awards and prizes

Prof Johnson was appointed CBE for services to cancer research in 2016. He was made a fellow of the Association of Cancer Physicians in 2017.


Over 250 publications on immunotherapy for cancer and the treatment of lymphoma, including:

  • P.W.M. Johnson, M. Federico, A.A. Kirkwood, A. Fossa, L. Berkahn, A.M. Carella, F. D'Amore, G. Enblad, A. Franceschetto, M. Fulham, S. Luminari, M. O'Doherty, P. Patrick, T. Roberts, G. Sidra, L. Stevens, P. Smith, J. Trotman, Z.  Viney, J.A. Radford, S.F. Barrington.  Adapted Treatment Guided by Interim PET Scan in Advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. New Engl J Med, 2016. 374:2419-29.
  • Younes A, Dogan A, Johnson P, Yahalom J, Kuruvilla J, Ansell S.  Hodgkin Lymphoma in De Vita, Hellman and Rosenberg (eds) The Principles & Practice of Oncology, 11th Edition, Walters Kluwer, Philadelphia 2019.
  • Cummin TEC, Cragg MS, Friedberg JW, Johnson PWM.  Targeted therapeutics for lymphoma: using biology to inform treatment in Aggressive Lymphomas, Lenz G and Salles G (editors) Springer International, Berlin 2019.

Further details of Professor Johnson's research and a full list of publications is available at the University of Southampton website.