Nihal Shah

Nihal Shah

Consultant Oncologist

London

Tel: 01923 844 308

I specialise in...

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Cancers of unknown primary (CUP)

Accreditation and admitting rights

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Nihal Shah

Dr Shah is an experienced clinical oncologist with a special interest in the management of breast cancer, head and neck cancers, lung cancer  and cancers of unknown primary using the latest techniques in chemotherapy and radiotherapy, including CyberKnife, 81 Harley Street.

Experience

Dr Shah is Assistant Clinical Director of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, an internationally-recognised centre for innovation and excellence in clinical cancer research and care. He has a particular interest and expertise in the management of breast cancer, head and neck cancers and lung cancer, and is experienced in the treatment of cancers of unknown primary (CUP). A specialist in CyberKnife, Mr Shah is featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.

Cancers of unknown primary (CUP)

It is important for doctors to identify the origin of a secondary cancer in order to plan the most effective treatment. In around 3-5% of people with cancer, however, the primary cancer cannot be found and the cancer is then referred to as a cancer of unknown primary (CUP). Reasons for CUP may be that the primary cancer has disappeared even though it has spread to other parts of the body, the secondary cancer has grown and spread very quickly although the primary is still very small, or the cancer has been growing in several areas of the body for some time making it difficult to pinpoint the origin.

Dr Shah is able to offer specialist advice on CUP based on a number of factors, including the location of the secondary cancer, the symptoms, test results and his extensive experience in such cases.

Clinical interests

He is skilled in the use of CyberKnife, a cutting edge radiotherapy machine that delivers targeted high doses of radiation to a tumour without damaging the surrounding tissues. At the moment is most commonly used for small tumours in the brain and spine, including secondary tumours, but work is ongoing into its use for early stage lung cancers and liver cancer.

Research interests

Dr Shah is active in clinical trial participation, is an investigator for a number for local cancer 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.

Professional details

Qualifications

MBBS, FRCR, MD

Qualified in 1991 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3550450
    Date of registration: 01-Aug-1992

Memberships and associations

Nihal Shah is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Royal College of Radiologists Royal College of Physicians of London

Languages spoken

  • English

Accolades

Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 - Britain's top 250 consultants by speciality

Separated into 34 categories the guide recognises the leading, most experienced consultants.

Treatments provided by Nihal Shah

Dr Shah is highly skilled in the management and treatment of breast cancer, head and neck cancers and lung cancer, and is experienced in the treatment of cancers of unknown primary (CUP). 

Treatments, operations and tests

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cyberknife surgery
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment (HIFU)

Locations

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre  

The Clocktower
Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road
Northwood
Middlesex
HA6 2RN UK

  • Admitting rights
Main phone: 01923 844 308

Other locations I work at

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital  

Rickmansworth Road
Northwood
Middlesex
HA6 2JW

Main phone: 01923 835 814
  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

Spire Bushey Hospital  

Heathbourne Road
Bushey
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD23 1RD

Main phone: 020 8901 5555
Main email: info@spireroding.com
  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

CyberKnife Centre London  

81 Harley Street
London
W1G 8PP

  • Consulting room

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital  

Sudbury Hill
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 3RX

Main phone: 020 8872 3872
  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

Pinehill Hospital - Ramsay Health Care UK  

Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9QZ

Spire Harpenden Hospital  

Ambrose Lane
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 4BP

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