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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Dr Shaffer is a cancer specialist who uses radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat brain tumours, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer.
He currently sees private patients in London and Guildford, and can treat patients in many other centres around the UK (see https://www.genesiscare.com/uk/our-centres/).
He is currently clinical lead for development of radiotherapy for skin cancer and benign disease for GenesisCare UK.
He previously worked as an NHS consultant from 2010-2019 in Guildford and Basingstoke. His brain tumour team 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 has been 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 treats patients with heel pain with 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 tumour; Skin cancer; keloid; Chemotherapy; Radiotherapy; Prostate cancer; Dupuytren's; Plantar fibromatosis; Ledderhose; Plantar fasciitis; Achilles Tendonitis; Plantar Fasciopathy; Achilles Tendinopathy; benign disease; bladder cancer; glioblastoma; glioma; astrocytoma; oligodendroglioma; basal cell carcinoma; BCC; squamous cell carcinoma; SCC
A comparison of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and conventional intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for frontal and temporal high-grade gliomas.
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and Conventional Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Simultaneous Maximal Intraprostatic Boost: a Planning Comparison Study.
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy For Delivery of Prostate Radiotherapy: comparison with Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy.
Courses offered to GPs
Radiotherapy for Early Dupuytren's disease and Ledderhose disease
Radiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy
Radiotherapy for Benign Disease
Radiotherapy for skin cancer
- MRCP (Member of Royal College of Physicians) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2002
- MB BS University College London Hospital 1998
- BSc (hons) in Biomedical Science University of Manchester 1995
- FRCR (Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, Clinical Oncology) Royal College of Radiologists 2006
Reference number 4552635
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Specialist Advisor NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical Oncology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
1. European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO)
2. British Urology Group (BUG)
3. European Association of Neuro-oncology (EANO)
- BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, GU1 3LX
- 12:30 - 17:30
- 01483 806018
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01483 806018
- GenesisCare, 69 Alma RoadWindsorBerkshireSL4 3ES
- 10:00 - 14:00
- 01483 806018
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