Dr Nihal Shah FRCP, FRCR, MD


Breast, lung, gastrointestinal, brain

Special clinical interests

Breast cancer, upper gastro-intestinal malignancies, lung cancer.

Year qualified


Research interests

Breast cancer, radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, cyberknife.

Current NHS post

Consultant Oncologist at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
Member of the Health Technology Assessment Panel


Dr Nihal Shah is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the East and North Herts NHS trust hospitals.

Dr Shah's interests are in the management of breast cancer, upper gastrointestinal tract tumours, radiotherapy for metastatic tumours and tumours requiring stereotactic radiotherapy. He is able to advise on the treatment for unknown primary cancers and has an interest in both radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Dr Shah is active in clinical trial participation, is an investigator for a number for local studies and is an advisor to pharmaceutical companies on relevant cancer strategies. He is an advisor to the Health Care Commission and the cancer strategy for head and neck tumours. Dr Shah has advised BACUP, dedicated websites for cancer information and ethnic minority groups for cancer care information.

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