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Gynaecological Oncology MDT

The Gynaecological Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of women with gynaecological cancers. The team comprises doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of gynaecological cancers in Oxfordshire and is the tertiary referral centre for the Thames Valley Cancer Network.

The team meets every Monday to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan and agree a recommended programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and the best available treatment is offered. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and her family at a subsequent appointment, which is often later that week.

The Gynaecological Oncology MDT links with all those engaged in gynaecological cancer care within the Thames Valley Cancer Network via video-linked joint MDT meetings with colleagues in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Reading and Swindon and liaises with community and primary care teams.

The Gynaecological Oncology MDT currently includes the following core members.

MDT lead

  • Dr Shibani Nicum

Gynae-onocology Surgery

Professor Ahmed Ashour Ahmed

Professor Ahmed Ashour Ahmed

Professor Ahmed is a Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Oxford, a Consultant Gynaecological Oncology Surgeon at the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre and a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Professor Ahmed graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and completed his PhD and Gynaecological Oncology Surgical training at the University of Cambridge, receiving postdoctoral training at M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA.

He won several prestigious national and international awards such as the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Award and, most recently, the MRC Senior Clinical Research Fellowship at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM).

Professor Ahmed's special clinical interest is in the management of ovarian cancer.

Since moving to Oxford in 2010, he has established a clinical and translational research programme in gynaecological cancers. He is also the director of the Ovarian Cancer Cell Research Laboratory at the WIMM.

He became the Chair of Gynaecological Oncology in Oxford in 2012 and he is the current lead for the Gynaecological Oncology MDT.

Mr Roberto Tozzi, Clinical Lead

Mr Roberto Tozzi

Roberto Tozzi is a consultant and Clinical Lead of the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at the Oxford University Hospitals, a Senior Lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, and a Research Member of Wolfson College.

A graduate of the Federico II University of Naples, Italy, he moved to the University of Padua for the residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and later on to the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

In Jena he started the first RCOG accredited Gynaecologic Oncology Subspecialty Training Programme in continental Europe. Following two years as subspecialty fellow in Gynaecologic Oncology in Jena, he moved to London to complete another two years in the subspecialty programme jointly held by the St Bartholomew's and Royal Marsden Hospitals.

Since moving to Oxford in 2009 he has developed the extensive surgical management of patients with ovarian cancer as well as the minimally-invasive treatment of patients with cervical and endometrial cancer.

He is currently the RCOG SST programme Director in Oxford and also the Chairman of the SIG Oncology for the European Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy.

  • Mr Krishnayan Haldar
  • Mr Hooman Soleymani Majd
  • Mr Pubudu Pathiraja

Clinical Oncology

  • Dr Amanda Horne
  • Dr Sally Trent

Medical Oncology

  • Dr Shibani Nicum


  • Dr Sunindar Dhar
  • Dr Sanjiv Manek


Dr Niall Moore, MA, MB, BChir, FRCP, FRCR

Dr Niall Moore

Niall Moore obtained a BA and his medical degree (MB, BChir) from University of Cambridge (Queens' College) in 1981.

He trained in general and cross-sectional radiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and was appointed Clinical Lecturer in Radiology, University of Cambridge in 1989.

He moved to Oxford in 1990 after being appointed University Lecturer in Radiology, and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital (now part of Oxford University Hospitals).

Niall Moore specialises in CT, MRI and interventional CT. His clinical commitments are divided between gynaecological imaging, the haematological malignancies (lymphoma and myeloma) and general cross sectional imaging.

  • Dr Zoe Traill
  • Dr Catherine Johnson
  • Dr Arty Shah

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Margaret Instone Deputy MDT Lead
  • Lucy Atkinson
  • Anna Gittins

MDT coordinator

  • Zoe Risk
  • Claire Belshaw

Clinical Fellows

  • Kumar Guballa
  • Riccardo Garruto Campanile

Clinical Research Fellow

  • Dr Samar Elorbany


  • Aly Naieeda
    Tel: 01865 235662 / 235362

Further information

Fertility preservation

We now offer a service which preserves fertility in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This involves the freezing of ovarian or testicular tissue for reimplantation later in life.

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