Consultant Profile

Dr Kate Fife

Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Kidney cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Systemic therapy (targeted agents and chemotherapy)
Radiotherapy of malignancy

Research interests:

Clinical trials in kidney, lung and skin cancers.
Translational research in kidney cancer.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of National Cancer Research Institute Renal Cancer Studies Group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Tuesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Kate Fife is a consultant clinical oncologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge where she was appointed in 2001. Together with Prof Tim Eisen, she  runs a large research focussed renal cancer clinic, seeing approximately 130 new patients per year, making it one of the largest specialist centres for this cancer  in the UK.  Her other interests are skin malignancies and lung cancer. She treats basal cell and squamous cell cancers of the skin and metastsatic melanoma with radiotherapy and patients with rare  skin cancers, cutaneous lymphomas and Kaposi’s sarcoma. She is also interested in training and is an educational supervisor.

She trained in medicine at St George’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1987. She trainedin general medicine then in oncology initially at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She carried out clinical research in HIV related malignancies whilst a research fellow at Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals and completed an MD in angiogenesis related laboratory research in 1998. She completed her oncology training at the Hammersmith Hospital. Subsequently she was a locum Consultant and research fellow at the Sydney Cancer Centre and Sydney Melanoma Unit, carrying out further laboratory and clinical research.

Personal profile:

Kate Fife lives in Cambridge with her family.

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Dr Kate Fife

Dr Kate Fife Oncology Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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