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Mark Tuthill

Consultant Oncologist

, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Mark Tuthill: Consultant Oncologist in Oxford

Dr Mark Tuthill is a Consultant Medical Oncologist for NHS patients at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford and sees private patients at the Nuffield Manor Hospital, in Oxford. He specialises in the treatment of early and recurrent cancer with medication including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, hormones, and cancer growth inhibitors.

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Dr Tuthill qualified from University College London in 2002, after completing his BSc Honours degree in Immunology and Cell Pathology in 2001. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2005. Dr Tuthill was trained in Medical Oncology in London at the Royal Marsden, Hammersmith, Charing Cross and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals. He was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research in 2009.

He was granted a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Fellowship in 2009 and completed his PhD studies in tumour immunology at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Imperial College, London in 2014. He was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. Dr Tuthill is a clinical ambassador for UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education) which is an independent charity committed to improving the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and education.

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Private cancer treatment

Dr Tuthill accepts referrals for cancer treatments before or after surgery, for a second opinion and for recurrence of cancer. He is available for consultation at the Nuffield Manor Hospital, Oxford on Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and at other times by arrangement.

He offers specialist medical treatments for early and recurrent cancers including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Treatments provided by Dr Mark Tuthill

Having a diagnosis of cancer can be a highly stressful and difficult time for patients and their families. Dr Tuthill uses a patient-centred approach to help those suffering from cancer to review and understand their treatment options.


Chemotherapy drugs are used to kill cancer cells and can be used to prevent cancer from returning after breast, bladder, lung, and testes surgery or to treat recurrent cancer.


Immunotherapy treatments for cancer are drugs which harness the immune system to kill cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of many forms of cancer including kidney cancer, bladder cancer, skin cancer and may become a treatment for some forms of breast cancer.

Cancer growth inhibitors

Cancer growth inhibitors are used to treat cancers of the prostate, kidney and breast. Many cancer growth inhibitors target specific cancer mutations within the cancer cells such as Herceptin in breast cancer, EGFR in cancer growth receptors in kidney cancer, and the testosterone receptor in prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy

Breast cancer can be treated by lowering the female hormone oestrogen, and prostate cancer can be treated by reducing the male hormone testosterone. Often it is possible to combine cancer growth inhibitors with hormone therapy. The side-effects of these treatments can be minimised by using various techniques.

Private cancer treatment at the Nuffield Manor Hospital in Oxford

The Nuffield Manor Hospital has a dedicated cancer treatment unit, staffed by chemotherapy nurses with many years of experience of helping patients with cancer. Where appropriate, it may be possible to arrange for treatment to be given at a patient’s home.

At the Nuffield Manor Hospital, practical, emotional and social support is offered to patients with cancer by the hospital staff as well as by staff from the Maggie’s Centre in Oxford who visit the hospital weekly.

The Nuffield Manor Hospital provides a dedicated phone number for patients to call for help and advice 24 hours-a-day. If an emergency or unplanned admission is necessary, the Nuffield Manor Hospital has facilities for admissions to private single occupancy rooms at any time of day or night.
The Nuffield Manor Hospital is situated in the Headington area of Oxford and has parking facilities for patients and visitors. Directions are available from the Nuffield Manor Hospital website.

How to be referred to Dr Tuthill as a private patient

If you would like to be seen by Dr Tuthill at the Manor Hospital, Headington, please ask your GP or the Consultant involved in your care to refer you.

Appointments can be arranged by his private secretary, Debbie Stephenson, who can be contacted by telephone on 07795 663703 or by email address at

Referral letters can be sent by email to or faxed to 01865 716531.

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Research interests

Dr Tuthill’s research interests include tumour immunology, cancer-growth inhibitors, and novel therapeutic drug combinations for the treatment of cancer. He is a principal investigator or sub-investigator for early and late phase clinical trials in tumour types including breast cancer, urological cancers and other tumour types. His research has been presented at international meetings and published in peer reviewed medical journals. Dr Tuthill regularly attends national and international research meetings to keep his practice in line with major cancer centres around the world.

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What patients say about Mark Tuthill

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016, I have been fortunate enough to be under the care of Dr Tuthill. He has a very pragmatic approach and provides a level of care and trust that has been of immense support to me during this difficult time in my life. He takes the time to listen to and address all my concerns and questions (no matter how trivial!) and I have complete confidence that I am receiving the best treatment and care available.

March 2017

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Accreditation and admitting rights

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Qualified in 2002 in United Kingdom

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