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Last updated: 7 Sep 2020
I am a consultant medical oncologist with extensive experience in treating a wide range of common cancers. In recent years I have specialised in gynaecological cancers, lung cancer and those cancers where the primary site cannot be identified.
I have research interests in exploring the barriers that people face in attaining diagnosis of their cancer and I have been involved in many clinical trials exploring new cancer treatments.
Areas of interest
Lung cancer; Gynaecological oncology; Gastro-intestinal oncology; Cancer of unknown primary,
Cancer of ovary Cancer of lung, Mesothelioma, New treatments,
Current NHS consultant posts held
Formerly, Consultant Medical oncologist at Airedale General Hospital
Currently, Clinical Lead for Research for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Currently, Chief Investigator for LENS study exploring use of second line therapy in ling cancer.
Supervisor of a PhD project on access to cancer services
I am conducting studies on the use of tumour markers in monitoring cancer treatment.
My wife and I have two children and five grandchildren. I like to sail whenever I can. I garden, which is a good way to get fresh air and exercise. I enjoy classical music, especially the organ. I enjoy learning about the Bible.
Thomas A Jermy Prize in Histology, 1972
Medical Clinical Trophy, Liverpool Medical Students' Society, 1973
Prepared Speech Trophy, Liverpool Medical Students' Society, 1974
Croom Prize, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1989
European Journal of Cancer Travel Award, 2002.
Author of over 70 articles in refereed journals, book chapters and specialist reports.
RUBIN G, BERENDSEN A, CRAWFORD SM et al, The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. The Lancet Oncology Commission 2015; 16:1231-72
Courses offered to GPs
Poor Country Folk with Cancer. Airedale General Hospital, 27th November 2014.
Cancer Diagnosis – an oncologist’s viewpoint. Yorkshire Health Practitioners’ Association 27th March 2014.
Update in Gynaecological Cancer. Manorlands Hospice 27th March 2014
Oncology - How it has changed over the years. Airedale General Hospital 4th June 2013
Cancer in a Rural Setting. Upper Dales Health Watch, Aysgarth, 8th October 2012.
- MB ChB (Distinction in Histology, Distinction in Organic Chemistry) University of Liverpool 1975
- MD University of Liverpool 1987
- FRCP Edin Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1990
- FRCP London Royal College of Physicians of London 1994
Reference number 2252713
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC 2252713 (Specialist Register for Medical Oncology), 1987
Affiliations / memberships
I am a member of the Assiciation of Cancer Physicians (UK), the British Thoracic Oncology Group, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology and the British Association for Cancer Research
- Yorkshire Clinic, BD16 1TW
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01274 550842
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Chemotherapy Nurse 07469 853378 or Yorkshirew Clinic, Ward One 01274 550600