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Dr Al Booz is Consultant Clinical Oncologist, specialises in chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for Gynaecological cancers and for cancers of the Head and Neck. She has expertise and special interest in using specialised radiotherapy techniques such as Brachytherapy and IMRT. This experience was built over years of specialist training in Leeds and Bristol. In Leeds she completed a Master degree in medical Science of Oncology and an MD research on Prostate Brachytherapy. In Bristol she lead a research about normal organs that are at risk of being damaged by internal radiotherapy (Brachytherapy), as part of her interest in the radiobiology of high dose radiation used in Brachytherapy. Dr Al Booz keeps a regular attendance to national and international Medical and radiation oncology scientific meetings and conferences. She works closely with the Wales and South west Head and Neck Oncologists and the South West Gynaecology Oncologists. Both groups meet biannually to share and discuss clinical protocols, trials and peer review their practices. She is a core member of both multidisciplinary Head and Neck and Gynae-oncology teams in Bristol, both her private and NHS patients benefit from the speedy referral to surgeons when needed. She is a Clinical Teacher in the School of Clinical Sciences in the University of Bristol, and lectures at the University of West of England to both under and post graduate students. She obtained the Radiation Oncology Fellowship of both the Royal College of Radiologist in London and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr Al Booz has set up the Bristol Gynae oncology course, which is the first in the UK to handle Gynae oncology from diagnosis to all modalities of treatment thoroughly. The course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and aims to speed the early diagnosis and management of Gynaecological cancers.
Areas of interest
Gynae Brachytherapy; Head & Neck Oncology; Gynae Oncology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Bristol Cancer Institute
Geographic variation in human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer: Data from 4 multinational randomized trials.
Head Neck 2016 Apr 8;38 Suppl 1:E1863-9. Epub 2016 Jan 8.
Hisham Mehanna, Natalie Franklin, Natalie Compton, Max Robinson, Ned Powell, Nigel Biswas-Baldwin, Vindh Paleri, Andrew Hartley, Lydia Fresco, Hoda Al-Booz, Elizabeth Junor, Iman El-Hariry, Sally Roberts, Kevin Harrington, K Kian Ang, Janet Dunn, Ciaran Woodman
School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
PET-CT Surveillance versus Neck Dissection in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer.
N. Engl. J. Med.
N Engl J Med 2016 Apr 23;374(15):1444-54. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
Hisham Mehanna, Wai-Lup Wong, Christopher C McConkey, Joy K Rahman, Max Robinson, Andrew G J Hartley, Christopher Nutting, Ned Powell, Hoda Al-Booz, Martin Robinson, Elizabeth Junor, Mohammed Rizwanullah, Sandra V von Zeidler, Hulya Wieshmann, Claire Hulme, Alison F Smith, Peter Hall, Janet Dunn,
Brachytherapy in endometrial cancer: quantification of air gaps around a vaginal cylinder.
Brachytherapy 2008 Oct-Dec;7(4):355-8. Epub 2008 Sep 7.
Alison L Cameron, Paul Cornes, Hoda Al-Booz
Department of Oncology, Bristol Haematology Oncology Centre, Bristol, UK. Alison.cameron@UHbristol.nhs.uk
Vaginal vault brachytherapy, prescribed to 0.5 cm, is used in endometrial cancer postoperatively to reduce the risk of vault recurrence. However, it is unknown if the vaginal mucosa is closely opposed to the vaginal cylinder, or if air gaps lift the mucosa from the cylinder.Read More
Sigmoid colon is an unexpected organ at risk in brachytherapy for cervix cancer.
J Egypt Natl Canc Inst
J Egypt Natl Canc Inst 2006 Jun;18(2):156-60
Hoda Al-Booz, Ion Boiangiu, Helen Appleby, Chris French, Helen Coomber, Pauline Humphery, Paul Cornes
Spinal cord doses in palliative lung radiotherapy schedules.
J Egypt Natl Canc Inst
J Egypt Natl Canc Inst 2006 Jun;18(2):161-6
Hoda Al-Booz, Carol Parton
- MB Bch Egypt 1989
- MmedSci Leeds University 2000
- FFRRCSI Dublin- Royal College of Surgeons 2001
- MD Ain Shams University 2001
- FRCR London- Royal college of radiologists 2003
Reference number 4593342
Affiliations / memberships
RCR: The Royal College of Radiologists (London)
RCSI: The Royal College of Surgeons, faculty of Radiologists (Dublin)
ESTRO: European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology
EORTC: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
BAHNO: British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
BOA: Bristish Oncology Association
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.