Dr Ruth Davis


Special clinical interests in breast cancer, adult brain, skull base and spinal cord tumours.



Professional profile

Year qualified

Research work
Dr Davis is a keen participant in clinical research and a Principal Investigator for a number of trials across Berkshire including the Fast Forward Breast Radiotherapy trial which compares standard radiotherapy with a shorter more intense course of treatment; Bridging the Age Gap which looks at treatment options for older breast cancer patients and Horizons which documents the experiences of our younger breast cancer patients.

Current NHS post
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

Dr Davis graduated from University College London Medical School in 1998 before working as a Junior Doctor in a number of Hospitals including Mount Vernon and Charing Cross. Completing her Clinical Oncology training at Southampton University Hospitals Trust prior to my appointment as Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2012.

Dr Davis is the Radiotherapy Clinical lead at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. Dr Davis is a keen advocate in pushing forward new radiotherapy technologies, especially those that reduce toxicity to normal tissue and achieve better outcomes for patients. Dr Davis was involved in the implementation of the Breath Hold Breast Radiotherapy technique in Reading and IMRT for Brain and Head and Neck patients.

Dr Davis is also a College Tutor, supervising training for Clinical Oncology trainees in Berkshire, and am involved with the regional training programme and National Recruitment.



  • Oncology