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Dr Jay Naik

Medical oncology

 

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About me

I am a Consultant Medical Oncologist specializing in cancer diagnosis, medical treatment, and follow-up for women (and men) with breast cancer, with an emphasis in helping patients to understand their disease and rationale for treatment, resulting in the best decision for that person in their given situation. I practise at Spire Methley Park Hospital and Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust. I have expertise in treating patients with newly diagnosed early breast cancer either before or after surgery, and in those people where cancer returns some time after previous treatments.


Modern treatment for cancer requires the careful integration of diagnostic procedures, surgical treatment, medical therapies with chemotherapy, biological or endocrine therapy, and radiotherapy. This is brought about through a multidisciplinary team approach where pathologists, radiologists, oncologists, surgeons, and specialist nurses meet on a regular basis to consider the diagnosis and best treatment for each patient. I am a member of the multidisciplinary team for breast and lung cancers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust working between Pinderfields and Dewsbury district hospitals.

Modern cancer therapies increasingly exploit knowledge of the nature of each individual tumour. Treatments have advanced remarkably in recent years by identifying specific changes present in cancer cells for which targeting drugs are known.

More specific choices for treatment consequently are found, with better chances of success. As such I am familiar in the analysis of the individual tumour of patients, with several standard tests applied to refine treatment choices for breast cancers and, where appropriate, special tests to guide treatment using technologies such as Oncotype DX.


I have several years of experience treating breast cancer (in men as well as in women) using chemotherapy, hormonal and biological therapy (e.g , trastuzumab (Herceptin) pertuzumab (Perjeta), trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) and everolimus (Afinitor)). I also have extensive experience in supportive therapies such as bisphosphonates and RANK-ligand inhibitors (e.g. Denosumab).

I have also have substantial experience in the treatment of Lung Cancer with increasing exposure to immunotherapy and conventional systemic treatments.

Above all I value strongly doing my utmost to support you through what can be a bewildering array of considerations and options and the most testing experience you may face. I aim to relate information in an understandable way, placing an emphasis on understanding the individual needs and preferences that make you who are.

This approach has been validated by my NHS patients who nominated me and my team for Mid Yorkshire's 'Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award'. We were shortlisted and subsequently won being presented with the award in May 2018.

Areas of interest

Breast Cancer; Lung Cancer

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    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle 1 - 21 days - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

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