I have been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guys and St Thomas Hospital since 1998. I specialise in the treatment of breast and prostate cancers using drug therapy and radiotherapy. I have a special interest in the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques to deliver the best quality treatment while minimising the side effects to the patient. This allows the external radiotherapy used in breast cancer to avoid the heart and other important structures.
I am part of the multi-disciplinary team which assesses patients’ suitability for intra-operative radiotherapy. This is given as a single treatment to the breast in some patients and may avoid a longer course of external radiotherapy. I am trained in the use of the Cyberknife radiotherapy machine which may be used in some patients – most commonly after a recurrence of their disease.