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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

Oncology
Upper Gastrointestinal cancer
Hepatobiliary
Colorectal and anal cancer
Breast cancer

Professional profile

Dr Diana Tait is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 1988. She has a specialist interest in Upper Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Anal and Breast cancers. Her main research interests focus around using new radiotherapy technologies to improve treatment delivery, reduce side effects and improve patient outcomes.
She has a special interest in the late consequences of treatment and survivorship issues which is enhanced by a working relationship as a Member of the Clinical Advisory board for Macmillan Cancer Support. She is presently Chair of the National Radiotherapy Awareness Programme (RAP), a cross-sector group seeking to raise public awareness of radiotherapy and its benefits to patients.
Between September 2013-2015 she was Vice-President & Dean for the Faculty of Clinical Oncology at Royal College of Radiologists sitting on numerous National committees looking into developing, setting and maintaining national standards and implementing modern radiotherapy techniques to improve quality of care for cancer patients.
Research
Dr Tait has an extensive research portfolio and is currently Principle Investigator on two clinical trials, one a rectal cancer study which involves intensive follow-up for patients who may be able to avoid surgery by adopting a “Watch and Wait” policy. The other is a rectal cancer study investigating the best time to perform surgery following pre-operative chemo-radiation.

Clinical interests

  • GI chemoradiotherapy
  • Advanced radiotherapy techniques - IMRT, CyberKnife and IGRT

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