Dr Alice Freebairn
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Dr Alice Freebairn

Dr Alice Freebairn
Alice
Freebairn
BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, CCST, Clinical oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Colorectal, head and neck.

Overview

Centres

Windsor
Windsor

69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

51.47755, -0.61809
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+44 (0)1753 418444
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Specialises in

Gastrointestinal cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Gastrointestinal cancer
Head & neck cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Head and neck cancer
Skin cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Skin cancer

Treatments

Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Intensity modulated radiotherapy

Dr Freebairn helped set up the skin cancer multi-disciplinary team in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in 2003, and is an integral member of the Oxford/Reading Head and Neck Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team and the Reading Colorectal Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Dr Dallas and Dr Freebairn have introduced Head & Neck Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) to all Reading patients.

Dr Gildersleve and Dr Freebairn have also introduced IMRT for patients with anal cancer. Dr Freebairn is in the process of leading a project at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to bring in an acute oncology service at the weekends.

Dr Freebairn was involved in national bowel cancer clinical trials including the SCOT trial. This looks at the length of chemotherapy needed in bowel cancer.

The COIN trial looked at the best duration of palliative chemotherapy for patients with bowel cancer.

Dr Freebairn is also working with Dr Nicola Dallas in setting up the Pathos trial which is looking at the best dose and techniques for the radiotherapy of oropharyngeal cancer.

Dr Freebairn and Dr Dallas are also setting up the PLATO trial, looking at radiotherapy and dosages for the treatment of anal cancer.

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist
    Royal Berkshire Hospital

Year qualified

  • 1992

Expertise and interests

Interests

  • Colorectal cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Involvement in national bowel cancer clinical trials including the SCOT trial. This looks at the length of chemotherapy needed in bowel cancer.
  • The COIN trial looked at the best duration of palliative chemotherapy for patients with bowel cancer.
  • Dr Freebairn is also working with Dr Nicola Dallas in setting up the Pathos trial which is looking at the best dose and techniques for the radiotherapy of oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Dr Freebairn and Dr Dallas are also setting up the PLATO trial, looking at radiotherapy and dosages for the treatment of anal cancer.

Professional memberships

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