Dr Nihal Shah

Consultant Oncologist


Clinical Interests

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Breast Cancer

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists

Personal profile

"A specialist in Cyberknife ('very specialised targeted radiotherapy for small tumours'). He also works with unknown primary cancer - a lump or tumour whose origins can't be pinpointed".

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, lung cancer and head and neck cancers.  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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