Dr Ashok Damanta Nikapota

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

MBBS (London), MRCP (UK) FRCR (London)

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Personal profile

Dr Ashok Nikapota specialises in the treatment of urological and breast cancer using radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. He is also involved in the treatment of  haematological cancers and thyroid cancers requiring radiotherapy.  He has extensive experience in the development and use of advanced radiotherapy techniques, including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). He  uses cyberknife to treat cancers with Stereotactic Radiotherapy. He is the Clinical Lead for IMRT at the Sussex Cancer Centre.

Dr Nikapota is responsible for the enrollment of patients into research studies evaluating new drugs in the treatment of cancer and the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques to improve outcomes and reduce treatment related side effects.  He has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications. He is actively involved in the teaching, training and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.

Dr Nikapota undertook a Clinical Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) where he gained invaluable experience in advanced radiotherapy techniques. Prior to this he completed his Oncology training with placements at University College London Hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the Royal Free Hospital.

Outside work, Dr Nikapota enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a keen classical musician, both playing and listening to orchestral and chamber music

Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Radiologist

  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology

  • Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Interests

  • Urological cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Lymphoma radiotherapy and thyroid cancer

  • Technical radiotherapy

  • Stereotactic radiotherapy

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