Dr Ashok Nikapota: Clinical oncology
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Dr Ashok Nikapota

Clinical oncology

 

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About me

Dr Ashok Nikapota specialises in the treatment of urological cancer using radiotherapy, high dose rate brachytherapy (prostate cancer), chemotherapy and hormone therapy. He also has expertise in treating lymphoma and myeloma with radiotherapy.
He has extensive experience in the development and use of advanced radiotherapy techniques, including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). This enables delivery of shaped radiotherapy beams with daily imaging for accuracy, leading to reduced damage to surrounding structures with improved clinical outcomes. He is the Clinical Lead for radiotherapy and prostate brachytherapy at the Sussex Cancer Centre.
Dr Nikapota is responsible for the enrolment of patients into research studies evaluating new drugs in the treatment of cancer and the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques to improve outcomes and reduce treatment related side effects. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications. He is actively involved in the teaching, training and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.
Dr Nikapota undertook a Clinical Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) where he gained invaluable experience in advanced radiotherapy techniques. Prior to this he completed his Oncology training with placements at University College London Hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the Royal Free Hospital.
Outside work, Dr Nikapota enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a keen classical musician, both playing and listening to orchestral and chamber music

Areas of interest

Urological oncology; Lymphoma

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Procedures completed

  • X0004

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

    (1-5)

  • X6581

    Clinical supervision of the delivery of a single fraction of radiotherapy - (5-50)

    (1-5)

  • X0002

    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle 1 - 14 days - (5-50)

    (1-5)

  • X0008

    Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, for 16 or up to and including 30 fractions - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • X6774

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

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • X6910

    Clinical supervision of the planning of a course of simple radiotherapy - (1-5)

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