Dr Mark Churn

Clinical Oncologist


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I am a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and subsequently trained in general medicine to Registrar level in the UK and New Zealand before starting as a Specialist Registrar in oncology at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology on the Wirral in 1994. After a period of post-FRCR training at Christie Hospital, Manchester I was appointed as Consultant Clinical Oncologist at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton in 2000 with visiting sessions at Kidderminster Hospital specialising in breast and colorectal cancers.

In addition to that I have a wealth of experience treating urological and upper gastro-intestinal cancers and has had a significant contribution to research within his sub-speciality interests. In November 2014 I joined the team of consultant oncologists at the new Worcestershire Oncology Centre and will be making a significant contribution to development of services there as well as continuing have sessions at Kidderminster Treatment Centre. In addition I have recently been appointed lead in colo-rectal cancer for the West Midlands section of the new National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

I have a private practice at the Nuffield Hospital, Wolverhampton primarily looking after patients with breast, colorectal and urological cancers since 2001. I am also able to continue to see private patients in the Millbrook Suite at the Kidderminster Treatment Centre as well as providing this service at Spire Southbank Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Churn at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancer

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel cancer
Breast cancer
Upper gastrointestinal cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Research and publications

Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy for Breast and Colorectal Cancers.

Personal profile

I am married to Ruth, piano teacher and environmental educationalist, and in August 2014 we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We have three children. Our two daughters are currently students of the arts at university and our son is in sixth form, a scientist - but without inclination towards medicine. I spend some of my free time wearing out my joints playing 5-a-side football and badminton. At weekends, whenever possible, we like to get out and about hill walking that I combine with my hobby, which is landscape photography. During occasional bouts of madness I sign up for cycling and walking challenges - the most recent being a bike ride across the Andes in Peru.

Contact information

Private secretary Michelle Scrannage
Private secretary telephone 01905 768908