Dr. Rafiqul Islam
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Dr Rafiqul Islam

Dr Rafiqul Islam
MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, Clinical oncologist

Languages spoken

English, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi

Expert in

Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP), Chemotherapy, Targeted therapy, Immunotherapy, Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

Interested in

Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Cancer of the unknown primary (CUP).

Overview

Centres

Chelmsford
Chelmsford
51.75446159470739, 0.4849599375125666
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London Cromwell Hospital
London Cromwell Hospital
51.49546, -0.19115
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Specialises in

Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung cancer

Treatments

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

Special clinical interest in colorectal cancer, lung cancer and cancer of the unknown primary (CUP).

Dr Islam is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in treating colorectal, lung and Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). He completed his specialist oncology training at Royal Marsden Hospital and Guy’s Hospital and obtained his Diploma in Oncology from Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London. He was awarded the Brian Wither Travel Grant and Patricia McGregor Travel Fellowship to present his work in florida, USA regarding precision Radiotherapy (SABR/SBRT).

He has successfully implemented use of SBRT for early lung cancer and 4DCT for all radical lung radiotherapy. His special interest is in using SBRT for lung metastasis and oligometastatic disease. He is involved in lung and colorectal cancer trials as Principal and Co-investigator, and has been published in peer reviewed journals.

Alongside his work as a clinical oncologist, Dr Islam has been teaching the Trainers of Tomorrow and supporting the education of medical students.

Careerpositions

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • Lung SABR co-lead at Southend Hospital
  • The principal investigator for lung and colorectal cancer trials

Education

Universities

  • Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Guy’s Hospital
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London

Expertise and interests

Expertise

Interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the unknown primary (CUP).

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Accomplishments

Awards

  • Brian Wither Travel Grant and Patricia McGregor Travel Fellowship to present work in Florida, USA regarding precision radiotherapy (stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)