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I graduated with Honours from Birmingham University Medical School in 1998 having also completed a BSc in my time there. My medical and oncology training was mainly completed in Nottingham and included a Masters in Oncology before I moved to take up my Consultant Oncologist post in Hull in 2007.
The main areas of my work relate to the oncological management of both breast and colorectal cancers. During my time in Hull I have also managed to establish ourselves, since 2011, as one of 2 Centres in the UK and the 5th worldwide to be able to provide Contact Radiotherapy for early rectal cancer.
I spend a fair amount of time doing research and am the principal investigator for several national and international trials in both breast and colorectal cancer. Part of my original research was rewarded by the Royal College of Radiologists with the award of the Frank Ellis Medal in 2011. I have been asked to speak at both national and international meetings as a result of my work.
Areas of interest
Breast oncology; Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Skin tumours / cancer / oncology; Chemotherapy; Radiotherapy; Contact Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer
- Helen Shearsmith
- Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital Lowfield Road HULL HU10 7AZ
- 01482 659471
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust
I have a specialist interest in radiotherapy in rectal cancer but also active research interests in both chemotherapy and radiotherapy for breast and colorectal cancers.
Frank Ellis Medal - Royal College of Radiologists 2011
President of International Contact Radiotherapy Group
Dhadda A, Chan S. Clinical Oncology 2006; Chan S, Dhadda A. Clinical Oncology 2007; Mukherjee A, Dhadda A. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2007; Khan S, Dhadda A et al. European Journal of Cancer Care 2008; Dhadda A, Boynton C et al. Clinical Oncology 2008; Teo M, Dhadda A et al. Clinical Oncology 2008; Dhadda A, Zaitoun A et al. Clinical Oncology 2009; Venkatiraman R, Joseph T, Dhadda A et al. Clinical Oncology 2009; Dhadda A, Dickinson P et al. European Journal of Cancer 2011: Dhadda A, Bessell E, Schofield J et al. Clinical Oncology 2014; Dhadda A, Martin A, Killeen S et al. Clinical Oncology 2017
- B.Med.Sci (Hons) University of Birmingham 1995
- MBChB (Hons) University of Birmingham 1998
- MSc (Oncology) (Hons) University of Nottingham 2003
- MRCP Royal College of Physcians 1999
- FRCR Royal College of Radiologists 2005
Reference number 4502472
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chemotherapy Lead Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical Oncology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Radiologists
American Society of Clinical Oncology
GEC-ESTRO Rectal/Anal Cancer Group
International Contact Radiotherapy Group
- Scarborough Hospital, YO12 6QL
- 17:30 - 19:00
- 07974 848443
- Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, HU10 7AZ
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01482 659471
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.