Invited MDT

Mr Darren Boone

Consultant Radiologist, University College London Hospital, UK

Ms Farhat Din

Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Edinburgh, UK

Ms Farhat Din is a senior lecturer with the University of Edinburgh and currently holds a CSO Senior Clinical Fellowship. Her research focuses on colorectal cancer prevention by investigating the molecular mechanisms of the anti-tumour effects of chemopreventive agents on energy and metabolism signalling.

Currently she integrates her clinical practice, encompassing the breadth of coloproctology, with her translational research programme which focuses on the effects of chemopreventive agents on mTOR signalling in colorectal cancer.

Dr Hugo Ford

Consultant Oncologist & Director of Cancer Services Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Dr Hugo Ford is the director of Cancer Services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He qualified in medicine from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

His has special interest in gastrointestinal cancer. His current research mainly relates to the mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to chemotherapy drugs in oesophageal and gastric cancers. He is a member of the National Cancer Research Network Upper GI Clinical Studies group, and is the lead investigator for a number of multicentre clinical trials.

Dr Bruce Fox

Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist University Plymouth Hospital, UK

Dr Bruce Fox is a gastrointestinal radiologist who trained both within the UK and also in Canada.  He performs all diagnostic imaging investigations related to the gastrointestinal tract and also undertakes diagnostic and interventional endoscopy.

General areas of expertise: Head of Training, Peninsula Radiology Training Programme, Diagnostic and Interventional GI Imaging.

Particular areas of expertise: Nationally and internationally recognised for colorectal stenting, National GI lead for Royal College of Radiologists RITI eLD project

Professor Nader Francis

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Yeovil District Hospital, Somerset, UK

Professor Nader Francis is a colorectal surgeon at Yeovil. He is committed to minimal invasive surgery and enhanced recovery and continues to improve patient experience through an excellent relationship with the whole Multi-disciplinary team. In addition to fostering this locally he has working to promote the spread and adoption of enhanced recovery nationally through Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS-UK) society, which he chairs.

Professor Francis is currently the educational lead of a new pilot national programme in the UK to teach a novel operation to treat low rectal cancer (TaTME). Nader is currently the Chair of the research committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery and he has key research interest in education; colorectal cancer; laparoscopic surgery and perioperative care.

Professor Najib Haboubi

Professor of Histopathology University of South Manchester, UK

Professor Najib Haboubi has wide experience in general histopathology and in particular liver and gastrointestinal tract and is part of the British Focus Group on Microscopic Colitis, having had 40 years at the cutting edge of GI pathology.

His past posts held include Secretary General of the ECCP, Past President of ACPGBI and Past Associate Editor of CRD.

He has been honorary and visiting Professor in various countries including UK, USA, Europe and Asia and an honorary fellow of several Colleges and societies.

He has been a member on Editorial Boards of several scientific journals, publishing 3 books, 2 supplements, 149 papers, 21 chapters and 27 editorials in international journals and lectured in over 350 national and international meetings.

Mr Jim Khan

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Imperial College London, UK

Mr Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where he treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum.

He is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He trains on a variety of courses including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS and M27 coloproctology course. Mr Khan has recently been appointed as a national trainer for consultants’ training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery – a programme run by the Department of Health for promotion of training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.

Dr Alexandra Stewart

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital, UK

Dr Alexandra Stewart is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a special interest in pelvic cancer and brachytherapy. She qualified in 1997 and trained at Charing Cross and the Royal Marsden Hospitals with a Fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. Her clinical interests include the improvement of radiotherapy dose delivery in pelvic cancer, using conformal radiotherapy and/or brachytherapy. Alex joined the BIR because she liked the idea of joining a multidisciplinary group which has a focus on education and networking with staff groups that no other organisation provides her the forum for.

Dr Stewart’s clinical interests include the improvement of radiotherapy dose delivery in pelvic cancer, using conformal radiotherapy and/or brachytherapy. She is currently developing IMRT (intensity-modulated radiotherapy) and image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer at St Luke’s Cancer Centre and introducing rectal brachytherapy.

Dr Amen Sibtain

Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Barts Health NHS, UK

Dr Amen Sibtain is a leading expert in oncology based in London. He specialises in treating gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and head and neck cancers, using cutting edge techniques such as modulated radiotherapy, gamma knife radiotherapy, and the cyber knife. He has worked in some of the UK´s best hospitals, including the Royal Marsden, and The Middlesex Hospitals.

Currently Dr Sibtain is Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Barts. As well as editing the book “Towards the Prevention of Cancer”, he is a prominent member of the medical advisory panel for Cancer Backup and chairman of the Head and Neck Tumour Board for North East London, and advisor to the Healthcare Commission.

Ms Anna Wordley

Nurse Consultant (GI) Colchester Hospital, UK

Ms Anna Wordley is a Nurse Consultant at Colchester and Ipswich with teaching responsibilities at the University of Essex and is lead nurse for the regional bowel cancer screening programme. She has chaired the Nurse Forum at ACPGBI and has been instrumental in setting up many local cancer services in the region including the clinical nurse specialist service, family history clinics, straight-to-test pathways and open access follow up. Other interests include survivorship programmes and support groups, diagnostic pathways and improving the interface with primary care and palliative services.

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