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Dr Roberto Alonzi

Dr Roberto Alonzi
BSc, MB, BS, MRCP, FRCR, MD
Clinical oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Breast cancer, Gastrointestinal cancer, Genitourinary cancer

Overview

Centres

Elstree
Elstree
51.63871711875925, -0.30600104421020885
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Specialises in

Breast cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Breast cancer
Gastrointestinal cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Gastrointestinal cancer
Genitourinary cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Genitourinary 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
Hormone therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology/Hormone therapy
Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Image-guided radiotherapy
Immunotherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology/Immunotherapy
Radiotherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Radiotherapy

Special clinical interest in urological cancers, prostate cancer and bladder cancer.

Dr Alonzi is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist with a special interest in prostate cancer. He also has appointments as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and as a Senior Lecturer at University College London.

Dr Alonzi trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. Following general training and membership of the Royal College of Physicians, he undertook specialist training at Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, resulting in a Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2004. He went on to complete his research degree at the Gray Cancer Institute and University College London and was awarded an MD in 2008.

Dr Alonzi currently sits on the National Cancer Research Institute, low-risk prostate cancer group and the bladder cancer chemo-radiotherapy group.

His research interests include the development of biologically targeted image-guided precision radiotherapy, tumour oxygenation, radiobiology and the use of radiation sensitisers in prostate cancer. He has also published work that characterises how the effects of hormone treatment can alter the biology of prostate tumours. This research is currently funded by the Medical Research Council, the Prostate Cancer Charity and the Royal College of Radiologists.

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist, East and North Herts NHS Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and Hemel Hempstead Hospital
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre 
  • Senior Lecturer at University College London.

Year qualified

  • 1997

Education

Fellowship

  • Royal College of Radiologists in 2004

Expertise and interests

Specialties
  • Urological cancer
Interest
  • Development of biologically targeted image-guided precision radiotherapy, tumour oxygenation, radiobiology and the use of radiation sensitisers in prostate cancer

Professional associations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • Member of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESRO)
  • Member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)