Dr Richard John Osborne

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Mr Richard  Osborne is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Dorset Cancer Center, working at both Poole Hospital and Dorset County Hospital.

He trained in Medical Oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.  After a 5 year period as Senior Lecturer at Addenbrook’s Hospital, Cambridge, combining laboratory research in ovarian cancer molecule genetics with a clinical practice, Richard transferred to the newly established Dorset Cancer Center in 1995 to concentrate on clinical research and specialist care of patients with colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer and melanoma and upper GI cancer. 

More recently, he has led national developments in management of unknown primary cancer having initiated and led the NICE Guideline Development process for this complex condition.

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