Dr Roberto Alonzi


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



Professional profile

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. Research interests include the development of biologically targeted image-guided precision radiotherapy, tumour oxygenation, radiobiology and the use of radiation sensitizers 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.

The Prostate Practice
Dr Alonzi is a member of The Prostate Practice, a team of leading surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of all prostate conditions.

Clinic availability
Tuesday and Thursday mornings and by arrangement for emergencies.

Current NHS post
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, East and North Herts NHS Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and Hemel Hempstead hospital.

Current memberships
Royal College of Radiologists.
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
National Cancer Research Institute.

Year of qualification


  • Oncology