Dr Nihal Shah


Special clinical interest in breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and brain tumours.



Professional profile

Dr Nihal Shah is a consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the East and North Herts NHS trust hospitals.

Dr Shah’s interests are in the management of breast cancer, upper gastrointestinal tract tumours, radiotherapy for metastatic tumours and tumours requiring stereotactic radiotherapy. He is able to advise on the treatment of unknown primary cancers and has an interest in both radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Dr Shah is active in clinical trial participation, is an investigator for a number of local studies and is an advisor to pharmaceutical companies on relevant cancer strategies. He is an advisor to the Health Care Commission and the cancer strategy for head and neck tumours. Dr Shah has advised BACUP, dedicated websites for cancer information and ethnic minority groups for cancer care information.

Year qualified

Research interests
Breast cancer, radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and cyberknife.

Current NHS post
Consultant Oncologist at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists.
Member of the Health Technology Assessment Panel.


  • Oncology