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


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations
  • Home chemotherapy

About me

Dr Richard Shaffer is a Radiation Oncologist and a prominent expert in the use of radiotherapy for treating benign disease, including Dupuytren's, Ledderhose, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, keloid scars, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy and bursitis.

Since starting his practice in 2011, Dr Shaffer has treated approximately 2,500 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 benign conditions at GenesisCare. He is also Medical Director of XStrahl Limited. He has written and reviewed multiple scientific papers and textbook chapters and contributed to NICE consultations.

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; Osteoarthritis; Tendinopathy; Tendonitis; Tendinitis; Bursitis; Trochanteric Bursitis; Patellar tendinopathy; Tennis Elbow; Golfers Elbow; Benign disease; basal cell carcinoma; BCC; cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma; SCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; NMSC; hip arthritis; knee arthritis; hand arthritis

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Procedures completed

  • X0007

    Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, up to and including 15 fractions or part thereof - (>50)

    GenesisCare, Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • X6910

    Clinical supervision of the planning of a course of simple radiotherapy - (>50)

    GenesisCare, Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • X0004

    Clinical supervision and planning for the delivery of chemotherapy and/or systemic anti-cancer therapy for 1-28 days - (5-50)

    Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50)

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