Dr Ruth Davis

Consultant Clinical Oncologist


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I graduated from University College London Medical School in 1998 before working as a Junior Doctor in a number of hospitals including Mount Vernon and Charing Cross. I completed my clinical oncology training at Southampton University Hospitals Trust prior to my appointment as a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2012.

I am the Radiotherapy Clinical Lead at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. I am very keen to push forward new radiotherapy technologies, especially those that reduce toxicity to normal tissue and achieve better outcomes for patients. In particular I was involved in implementation of the breath hold breast radiotherapy technique in Reading and IMRT for brain and head and neck patients.

I am College Tutor, supervising training for clinical oncology trainees in Berkshire, and am involved with the regional training programme and national recruitment.

I am a keen participant in clinical research and am a Principal Investigator for a number of trials across Berkshire including the Fast Forward Breast Radiotherapy trial which compares standard radiotherapy with a shorter more intense course of treatment; Bridging the Age Gap which looks at treatment options for older breast cancer patients and Horizons which documents the experiences of our younger breast cancer patients.

I am a member of the UK Breast Cancer Group.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ruth Davis at Spire include:


Other treatments


  • Breast cancer
  • Adult brain
  • Skull base and spinal cord tumours


  • Radiotherapy
  • Biological and immunotherapy
  • Hormone treatment

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Additional information


Erlotinib in the Treatment of Patients with Multiple Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – Clinical Oncology Journal
Nov 2013

I sing in a number of choirs including in the BBC4 documentary Vivaldi’s Women.

I am on the Steering Committee for, and am an investor in Windsor Oncology Centre with Genesis Care. I have previously received honoraria from Roche and previous sponsorship from Novartis.
Private secretary Donna Gardner
Private secretary telephone 0118 955 3531
Private secretary email Donna.gardner@spirehealthcare.com