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Dr Richard Benson

Dr Richard Benson
FRCR, MRCP, MBBS
Clinical oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Head & neck cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer

Overview

Centres

Cambridge
Cambridge
52.26243294702835, 0.3985662288360208
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Specialises in

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

Treatments

Chemotherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology/Chemotherapy

Special clinical interests in prostate, head and neck, thyroid, bladder and skin cancers.

Dr Benson trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and qualified in 1988. Following his general medical training, he undertook his formal oncology training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and was a visiting Senior Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada from 1998-1999.

Dr Benson was appointed a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s NHS Foundation Trust and Peterborough Hospital NHS Trust in 2000.

He is actively involved in clinical research with special interest in technical aspects of radiotherapy. His research interests are based around improving radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in head & neck and urological cancers by developing technical radiotherapy and evaluating treatment related toxicity.

He is involved in teaching and examining oncology trainees for the Royal College of Radiologists.

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Cambridge University Hospital

Past position(s)

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist 
  • Teacher and examiner for Royal College of Radiologists

Education

Training

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Qualified in 1988
  • Formal oncology training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Fellowship

  • Senior Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada from 1998-1999

Expertise and interests

Specialties

Interests

  • Prostate
  • Head & neck
  • Thyroid
  • Bladder
  • Skin cancers
  • Improving radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in head & neck and urological cancers by developing technical radiotherapy and evaluating treatment related toxicity

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • Member of the European Society of Radiation Oncology (ESRO)