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Trained in oncology in the Yorkshire Cancer Network, he has also completed a 2-year research fellowship at the Princess Margaret Hospital, in Toronto before starting as a consultant in Leeds.
He was appointed as consultant in 2009 and as an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds in 2015.
Dr Franks is currently the Clinical Lead for lung SJIO Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) and Lung Oncology at the Leeds Cancer Centre
Dr Franks’ research interests are in technical radiotherapy including 4DCT, image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), intensity + volume modulated radiotherapy (IMRT/VMAT) and radiotherapy informatics. In the UK, Dr Franks is an executive member of the UK SABR Consortium executive He is a member of the national Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Group (work stream 4) and was the co-chair of the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT) Image-guided Radiotherapy working group. He was the oncology advisor on the British Thoracic Society Pulmonary Nodule Guidelines and is now co-chairing the RCR/IPEM/SOR guideline group for Image-Guided Radiotherapy in the UK.
Areas of interest
Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for primary lung cancer, oligo-metastases and clinical trials;
Lung cancer radiotherapy for curative intent with radical radiotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy and palliative radiotherapy for symptom control;
Clinical Trials of Novel Drugs with Concurrent Radiotherapy
Technical Radiotherapy including intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volume modulated radiotherapy (VMAT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT).
- Beverley Brannan
- St. James's Institute of Oncology St. James's University Hospital Beckett Street LEEDS LS9 7TF
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- Kim Waldron
- Nova Healthcare Private Patient Suite, Level 4, Bexley Wing St James's University Hospital LEEDS LS9 7TF
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Leeds Cancer Centre
I am the principal investigator on the NIHR RFPB funded study SABRTooth and also a co-investigator on the ISOTOXIC IMRT ,LUNGTEC, SARON and CORE trials.My research interests are in technical radiotherapy including 4DCT, image guided radiotherapy, intensity + volume modulated radiotherapy and informatics including PROMS.
I'm a member of the national Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Group (work stream 4) and was the co-chair of the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT) IGRT group.
- MBCHB University of Leicester 1997
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2001
- FRCR Royal College of Radiologists 2005
- Clinical Research Fellow Princess Margret Hospital, Toronto, Canada 2005
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical Oncology, 2009
- NOVA HEALTHCARE, Level 4, Leeds Cancer Centre,...
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 0113 206 7734
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, up to and including 15 fractions or part thereof - (1-5)
Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), second to fifth sessions, including adjustments, using Cyberknife or similar SRT technology - (1-5)
Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), first/sole session using Cyberknife or similar SRT technology - (1-5)
Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, for 16 or up to and including 30 fractions - (1-5)
Preparation for complex radiotherapy with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) - (1-5)