Dr Richard Shaffer

Dr Richard Shaffer

Clinical oncology 04552635

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Skin


  • Video and telephone consultations
  • Home chemotherapy

About me

Dr Richard Shaffer is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist and a prominent UK expert in the use of radiotherapy for treating benign disease (including Dupuytren’s disease, Ledderhose, plantar fasciitis and keloid scarring) and skin and urological cancers.

Since starting his practice in 2011, Dr Shaffer has treated approximately 1,500 benign patients, and provided training and mentoring to fellow consultants starting benign radiotherapy practices. He co-wrote the 2015 Royal College of Radiologists guidelines for benign conditions and is the founder and President of the International Society for Radiotherapy for Benign Conditions (

He is UK Clinical Lead for Radiotherapy for skin and benign conditions at GenesisCare and chairs their weekly UK skin and benign Multidisciplinary team meeting. He is also Medical Director of XStrahl Limited – a medical device company that makes superficial radiotherapy machine for the treatment of benign conditions and skin cancer.

He has previously been chair of the IMRT-IGRT Radiotherapy Group, the Network Brain Tumour Working Group, Clinical Lead for Radiotherapy at St Luke’s Cancer Centre, and a trustee of the Fountain Centre (a local patient support charity).

In his early career, Dr Shaffer trained as a specialist registrar at various London teaching hospitals and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Radiation Oncology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada.

Areas of interest

Skin cancer; keloid scars; Radiotherapy; Dupuytren's contracture; Plantar fibromatosis; Ledderhose disease; Plantar fasciitis; Achilles Tendonitis; Plantar Fasciopathy; Achilles Tendinopathy; Benign disease; bladder cancer; basal cell carcinoma; BCC; cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma; SCC

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