Dr Rohit Lal

Consultant Medical Oncologist


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"I'm involved in state-of-the-art drug therapy' - a revolution that sees lung cancers treated with pills rather than chemotherapy. In the majority of cases, they shrink the tumour.".

Dr Rohit Lal graduated from Guy's and St Thomas' United Medical and Dental Schools, London in 1994. He completed his medical rotation in Leeds working in oncology and then undertook formal oncology training at the Royal Marsden Hospitals, London and Sutton.

He was awarded a PhD by the University of London for cancer research at the London Research Institute in 2006. He joined the Medical Oncology department at Guy's in 2007 with a special interest in thoracic malignancies and is the UK Chief Investigator for several clinical trials with new drugs and vaccines.

At Guy's Hospital Dr Lal  is the chair of the Clinical Governance Committee for Oncology and Training, he is also Programme Director for Medical Oncology.

His specialist interest is in the treatment of all forms of lung cancers from early diagnosis through to controlling advanced disease. He also has extensive experience in treating mesothelioma and thymomas.

Dr Rohit Lal is a member of Independent Oncology, a team of medical specialists offering a complete Cancer Care service for patients within the private healthcare sector. 

Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council

  • Association of Clinical Pathologists

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • British Thoracic Oncology Group

  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

  • International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group

  • European Society of Medical Oncology

  • South Asian Health Foundation

  • European Thoracic Oncology Platform

  • Chair, London Lung Cancer Forum

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