Professional Profile

I qualified at The London Hospital Medical College in 1991.

Four years later I entered oncology, training at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, The Middlesex and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1998.

I interrupted my training to complete a Research Fellowship at Cancer Research UK’s Gray Laboratory then broadened my experience with a spell as Consultant Radiation Oncologist in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In March, 2004, I was appointed Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). As Trustee of Breast Cancer Kent, I have been closely involved in fund-raising to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Breast Care Centres. I work closely with Macmillan, Breast Cancer Now, supporting these great charities providing support and information for patients. I believe it is important to promote secondary breast cancer initiatives and my efforts in this arena have met with strong approval from professionals and patients.

I contribute to the Kent Oncology Centre programme of clinical audit and research, have publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, and have delivered presentations at national breast and lung cancer meetings.

I'm married with two children. For much-needed relaxation and exercise, I cycle whenever possible, including charity events at home and abroad.

Dr Russell Burcombe


December 2009: MD, University of London

October 1998: FRCR, Royal College of Radiologists

October 1994: MRCP, Royal College of Physicians

July 1991: MB BS, The London Hospital Medical College, Whitechapel.

July 1988: BSc Hons in Biochemistry, University of London (First Class Honours)


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