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Lung Cancer MDT

The Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team comprises a group of expert doctors, nurses and other health care professionals with a special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with lung cancer.

The team meets on a weekly basis to discuss, in confidence, all newly referred patients with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of lung cancer.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and an agreed programme of treatment is planned which is specific to the patient's needs. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family and started without delay.

The Lung Cancer MDT also links into other health care professionals in primary and secondary care as appropriate, to ensure a seamless service is provided which meets the patient's needs.

The Lung Cancer MDT currently includes the following members.

Chest doctors

  • Dr Anny Sykes (Lead)
  • Dr Najib Rahman (Pleural)
  • Dr Alastair Moore
  • Dr Rolf Smith
  • Dr Chris Zammit (Horton)


  • Prof Fergus Gleeson
  • Dr Rachel Benamore
  • Dr Victoria St Noble
  • Dr Fiona McLeod


  • Dr Susan Davies
  • Dr Mark McCole

Cardiothoracic surgery

  • Ms Elizabeth Belcher
  • Mr Dionisios Stavroulias
  • Mr Dimitrios Kyparissopoulos (Locum)

Medical oncology

  • Dr Denis Talbot

Clinical oncology

  • Dr Niki Panakis
  • Prof Kate Vallis
  • Dr Geoff Higgins
  • Dr Robert Stuart (Horton)

Lung Cancer Specialist Team

  • Hannah Ball, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Roisin Trehy, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Charlie Buckle, Clinical Nurse Practitioner
  • Carol Brimacombe, Macmillan Advanced Therapist Practitioner
  • Debbie Cowee, Macmillan Assistant Practitioner

MDT Co-ordinator

  • Andrew Butler

Specialist Palliative Care

Further information

Find us and contact us

  • Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
  • Tel: 01865 226119
  • Chest Unit
    Churchill Hospital
    Old Road
    Oxford OX3 7LJ
  • Tel: 01865 225241
  • Fax: 01865 223870


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