Dr Richard Benson


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



Professional profile


Richard trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, London and qualified in 1988. Following general medical training at Bart’s Hospital, 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

Richard 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 is in technical aspects of Radiotherapy. His research interests are based around improving radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in head and 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.

•Royal College of Radiologists
•Royal College of Physicians
•European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology



  • Oncology