Dr Richard Shaffer

Clinical oncology

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  • Brain/CNS
  • Skin
  • Urology

About me

Dr Shaffer is a cancer specialist who uses radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat brain tumours, skin tumours, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer. His NHS practice is based in Surrey and Hampshire. His brain tumour team have won an award for their "excellent clinical performance".

He has been Clinical Lead for Radiotherapy and Radiotherapy Development, led the development and implementation of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery programme in Surrey, and is currently clinical lead for radiotherapy innovation for GenesisCare UK.

He is an expert in the use of radiotherapy for the treatment of benign conditions, and set up "The Dupuytren's Practice" to provide radiotherapy for patients with Dupuytren's and Ledderhose disease throughout the UK. He also runs a heel pain clinic in Windsor to provide patients with a diagnostic ultrasound and radiotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. He co-wrote the recent Royal College of Radiologists report on the use of radiotherapy for benign disease. He has also given evidence to NICE on this subject.

Dr Shaffer did his specialist training in London, and a Clinical Fellowship in Radiation Oncology in Vancouver, Canada. Whilst in Canada he completed a number of research projects in technical radiotherapy. Dr Shaffer has presented and been published widely in the oncology field.

Areas of interest

Brain tumour; CNS tumours; Skin cancer; Urological oncology; Prostate cancer; Dupuytrens disease; Plantar fibromatosis; Ledderhose disease; Plantar fasciitis; Achilles Tendonitis; Radiotherapy for benign diseases; bladder cancer; glioblastoma; glioma; astrocytoma; oligodendroglioma; basal cell carcinoma

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