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Dr Saad Rassam

Dr Saad Rassam

1.74 miles

Dr Saad Rassam

1.74 miles
Haematology
Recommended by 1 specialist
42 years of experience
Blood Cancer, Clinical Oncology, Haematological Malignancy

Dr Rassam Qualified in 1980 from the University of Baghdad. In 1986 he arrived to the UK on a scholarship for post-graduate training in haematology. He trained as a Registrar at the Royal Free Hospital, London and Edgware General Hospital and a Senior Registrar and University of London Lecturer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University College Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street. During his time as a senior registrar, he conducted research into immune reconstitution following stem cell transplantation in children with severe combined immune deficiency. He received his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists in 1989 and 1992 respectively and was elected as Fellow of both colleges in 1997 and 1999.

Dr Rassam has a special interest in the management of lymphoid malignancies and in research into the immune mechanisms and therapy of cancer. In 1997 he was awarded The Microscopical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Fellowship to study the technology and isolation of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (the immune cells against cancer) at Harvard University in the USA. Following his return, he established a research laboratory at Queen Mary’s Hospital to study the role of the immune system in lymphatic cancer and has presented his findings in National and International meetings. Dr. Rassam has continued in his efforts in the world of research as has won a number of prestigious awards.

Dr. Rassam is an active member of the low and high grade lymphoma subgroups of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), the British Society of Haematology, the American Society of Haematology, The UK Waldenstroms Macroglobulinaemia Group and an author on the British Society of Haematology Guidelines in Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinaemia. He is an examiner and appointment advisory officer for the Royal College of Pathologists. He is the author of a number of National clinical trial proposals. He is also the chairman of the Hemato-Oncology Group in the Kent Cancer Network and responsible for updating the lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) pathways. He is the National Chief Investigator for the ASCEND study in CLL.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Chemotherapy
  • General Haematology
  • Haematological oncology
  • Lymphoma: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin
  • Myeloma
  • Leukaemia
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Oncology
25 years of experience
Medical Oncology, Skin Cancer

Dr Karavasilis is part of the sarcoma team at UCLH, specialising in the systemic treatment of adult patients with various types of sarcomas, including bone sarcomas and GISTs. He is also Assistant Professor of Oncology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and was previously their director of the Medical Oncology.

Dr Karavasilis has a strong interest in clinical and translational research in sarcomas, particularly looking for novel agents for the treatment of this type of cancer. He also has over 15 years’ experience in clinical trials.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Chemotherapy
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Dr Nick Plowman

Dr Nick Plowman

1.26 miles

Dr Nick Plowman

1.26 miles
Oncology
48 years of experience
Clinical Oncology

www.harleystreet-cancer-expert.com

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Oncology
32 years of experience
Medical Oncology

Dr Jeremy Steele received his medical education at the University of London St George's Hospital Medical School. He proceeded to the Royal Marsden Hospital to train in cancer medicine after first training in acute general medical specialties and intensive care medicine. During this time, he conducted studies on lung cancer, brain tumours, and childhood leukaemia and received his Doctor of Medicine degree for his work on cancer biology. He then undertook oncology training at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the Royal London Hospital in London's East End. In 1999, he became a visiting fellow at Harvard Medical School's thoracic oncology centre in Boston.

Dr Steele also led one of the first effective clinical studies of mesothelioma therapy in East London, the centre of the city's malignant mesothelioma epidemic. He joined Barts in 2002 as a consultant oncologist with a special interest in lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Dr Steele is renowned in the UK as a lung cancer specialist, and he is globally recognised as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant mesothelioma. He is the secretary of the International Mesothelioma Group (iMig), located in Chicago, and the chairman of the Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust's advisory board. He also has a lengthy history of patient advocacy and has successfully lobbied the UK Government for the availability of novel cancer medicines.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Malignant mesothelioma (pleural and peritoneal)
  • Immunotherapy for mesothelioma and lung cancer
  • Maximisation of quality of life
  • Patient-centred cancer care
  • Malignant mesothelioma (pleural and peritoneal)
  • Immunotherapy for mesothelioma and lung cancer
  • Maximisation of quality of life
  • Patient-centred cancer care
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Oncology
Anal Cancer, Clinical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer + 2more

Dr Irene De Francesco is a consultant clinical oncologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2018 and honorary senior clinical lecturer at King's College London. She specialises in the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma and colorectal cancer with special interest in anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Irene also has expertise in treating benign conditions with radiotherapy, including: Dupuytren’s Disease, Ledderhose Disease, keloids.

Irene completed her medical training at Sapienza University Medical School in Rome, Italy. Following this, she trained in clinical oncology at Sapienza University and The Royal Marsden Hospital in 2016. Here she worked as a research fellow for three years and conducted research in anal cancer, focusing on modern radiotherapy techniques, assessment and improvement of treatment related toxicity. 

Her interest in technical radiotherapy and advanced imaging techniques brought her to the University College Hospital as a research fellow, where she joined the consortium for the European project INSERT. This project lead to the development of an integrated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) MRI system for assessment of treatment response during and after chemo-radiotherapy.

In 2017, Irene joined the Sarah Cannon Research Institute as a research fellow, gaining more experience managing national and international clinical trials. Irene continues to have a strong interest in research and clinical trials. She is the primary investigator for clinical trials involving use of radiotherapy and systemic treatment in skin cancers and is actively involved in clinical trials and advanced radiotherapy techniques for anal cancer treatment.

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Oncology
50 years of experience

Dr Stephen Harland was appointed Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology at the Institute of Urology in 1986. Since then, he has specialised in testis, bladder and prostate cancers and has led on the medical oncological treatment of these tumours at Middlesex and University College Hospitals.

Dr Harland has been active in research into urological cancer throughout his consultant career and his publications reflect this. He has served as Chairman of the MRC Bladder Cancer Group, of the North London Urology Tumour Board and the Castration-resistant Subgroup of the National Cancer Research Network Prostate Cancer Clinical Studies Group. He was on the Editorial Committee of the Government's document for improving outcomes in urological cancer and has been a frequent speaker at international meetings.

Recent appointments have been at the Royal Marsden Hospital, St George’s Hospital and the Royal Surrey County Hospitals.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancers (chemotherapy)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancers (chemotherapy)
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Oncology
26 years of experience
Cancer of Unknown Primary, Clinical Oncology, Lung Cancer + 7more

Dr Danielle Power is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, based at Imperial College NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. She specialises in gastrointestinal cancers, lung, upper gastrointestinal cancers, small cell lung cancer, non small cell lung and other types of lung cancer. She undertook oncology training in London at a range of specialist centres, including the Royal Marsden Hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, University College Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Power has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists. She was also appointed a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s Hospital and subsequently at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, with specialist interest in oeosphagogastric cancer, lung cancer and thyroid malignancies. She is trained in chemotherapy, immunotherapies, biological therapies and radiotherapy. Including stereotactic radiotherapy and the use of radionuclide therapies. She is also active in teaching, training and is an investigator or co-investigator in a number of clinical trials. In 2017, Dr Power was appointed Clinical Director for Oncology & Palliative Care Services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
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Oncology
35 years of experience

Dr Melanie Powell studied medicine at The Royal Free Hospital and trained in cancer medicine at The Royal Marsden, Mount Vernon and The Middlesex Hospitals. She has been based at St Bartholomew's Hospital since 1998 where she has a particular interest in the treatment of gynaecological, head and neck cancers and radiation for lymphoma and prostate cancer. Her main research interests include improved targeting of radiation therapy with an emphasis on reducing toxicity and potentially increasing cure rates.

Dr Powell is a member of the National Cancer Research Network Gynaecological Cancer Group and sits on The East London and City Research Ethics Committee. In addition, she is actively involved with the teaching of medical students at Barts and The London School of Medicine.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Gynaecological
  • Prostate
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lymphoma (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
  • Gynaecological
  • Prostate
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lymphoma (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
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Oncology
52 years of experience
Breast Cancer, Clinical Oncology, Gynaecological Oncology + 1more

Dr Carmel Coulter is a Consultant Oncologist based in London, UK. Following her graduation from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine she undertook specialist cancer medicine training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Following this, she was appointed as the Consultant Clinical Oncologist at St Mary's and The Middlesex Hospitals.

She has a specialist interest in the treatment of breast and gynaecological cancer patients and has extensive experience using both chemotherapy and radiotherapy techniques.

 Dr Coulter is dedicated to providing the best possible cancer treatment combined with the best possible overall holistic care of the patient.

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Oncology
43 years of experience
Colorectal Cancer, Gynaecological Oncology, Medical Oncology + 2more

Professor Jonathan Ledermann is a Consultant Medical Oncologist, lead medical oncologist and the clinical research lead for gynaecological cancers in the North London Cancer Network, specialising in the treatment of gynaecological and colorectal cancers. His other research interests are in clinical trials and he is head of the UCL Cancer Trials Centre, one of the NCRI-accredited national cancer trials centres funded by research grants from Cancer Research UK. Professor Ledermann has developed and led several national and international trials in gynaecological cancer, currently leading two trials with novel drugs in ovarian cancer. 

Professor Ledermann graduated in medicine at UCL and UCH Medical School, subsequently training in medical oncology at UCH, Charing Cross Hospital London, and the Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto, before moving to UCL as a consultant in 1990. 

Professor Ledermann is a member of the NCRI clinical studies group for gynaecological cancers and one of the UK representatives on the GCIG (Gynaecological Cancer InterGroup). He has many publications to his name in the field of ovarian and colorectal cancer, serves on editorial boards for professional journals and is a medical advisor to several pharmaceutical companies. He is an acknowledged international expert in ovarian cancer and has lectured widely on his research.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Treatment of gynaecological and colorectal cancers
  • Ovarian cancer (chemotherapy)
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Ovarian cancer (chemotherapy)
  • Colorectal cancers
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