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Dr Riyaz Shah qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals in 1994 and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 while training in central London. He was awarded an Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clinical Research Fellowship in 1998. This allowed the completion of a PhD from Imperial College (Hammersmith Hospital). His area of research involved examining some of the molecular mechanisms determining cancer development (specifically gene transcription and gene therapy).
He completed his training in Medical Oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital and was awarded an ASCO Foundation Merit Award in 2005. He was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Kent Oncology Centre in 2006 and specialises in the treatment of cancers of the chest and gastrointestinal tract.
Dr Shah acts as Principal Investigator for a series of clinical trials at Kent Oncology Centre. He is the clinical lead for research at Kent Oncology Centre and chairs the lung tumour site specific group in Kent and Medway Cancer Network. Dr Shah is a member of BTOG and was a member of the NCRI Lung Subgroup (2015-2018).