Dr Richard Shaffer

Clinical oncology

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Brain/CNS
  • Skin
  • Urology


  • Video and telephone consultations
  • Home chemotherapy

About me

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

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

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Procedures completed

  • X0007

    Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, up to and including 15 fractions or part thereof - (>50)

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50)

  • X0004

    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle 1 - 28 days - (5-50)

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50)

  • X6910

    Clinical supervision of the planning of a course of simple radiotherapy - (5-50)

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50)

  • X6773

    Preparation for simple radiotherapy with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) - (1-5)

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital (1-5)

  • X6774

    Preparation for intermediate radiotherapy with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) - (1-5)

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