Dr M. Rafiqul Islam

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr M. Rafiqul Islam at Spire include:

Clinical oncology

Other treatments

  • Immunotherapy
  • Precision radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR)
  • Targeted therapy

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Professional profile

I specialise in treating colorectal, lung and Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). I completed my specialist oncology training at Royal Marsden Hospital and Guy’s Hospital and obtained my diploma in oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), in London.

I was awarded the Brian Wither Travel Grant and Patricia McGregor Travel Fellowship to present my work in Florida, USA, regarding precision Radiotherapy (SABR/SBRT).

I am the Clinical Oncologist in the Radiotherapy Quality Assurance group at Southend Hospital.

I am the Lung SABR co-lead at Southend Hospital and am the principal investigator for lung and colorectal cancer trials.

Additional languages spoken: Bengali, Urdu, Hindi.

Clinical Interests

Bowel cancer
Gastrointestinal cancer
Lung cancer

Special clinical interests: Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCR / London / 2015
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
FRCR is a degree given to Radiologists who specialise in oncology.

Professional memberships

Member of the General Medical Council (GMC)
Member of Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
Member of the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO)
Member of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO)
Member of MDDUS (Professional Indemnity for Drs)

Professional leadership

The Lung SABR co-lead at Southend University Hospital
Lead oncologist to treat colorectal and anal cancer at Mid Essex Hospital Trust (MEHT)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oncologist at Southend University Hospital NHS Trust and Mid Essex Hospital, Broomfield

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Research and Publication


Dean J, Welsh L, Wong K, Aleksic A, Dunne E, Islam MR, Nutting C et.al. Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) Modelling of Severe Acute Mucositis using a Novel Oral Mucosal Surface Organ at Risk. Clinical Oncology. 29 (2017) 263-273
Jan 2017

Sacco K, Muhammad A, Saleem W, Alshaker H, Monzon L, Islam MR, Pchejetski D. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis as primary presentation of relapse in breast cancer (review). 2016 Aug;12(2):779-782.Oncology Letters.

Dean J, Welsh L, Mcquaid D, Wong K, Aleksic A, Dunne E, Islam MR, Nutting C et.al. Assessment of fully-automated atlas-based segmentation of novel oral mucosal surface organ-at-risk. Radiotherapy and Oncology.2016 Apr; 119(1): 166–171.Epub 2016 Feb 19.

Kunene V, Miscoria M, Pirrie S, Islam MR, Afshar M, Porfiri E. Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: Clinical Outcome and Survival After Treatment with Sunitinib. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer. 2014 Aug;12(4): 251–5.

Islam R, Lander F, Newbold K. Review of compliance with guidelines for risk stratification in low risk thyroid cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Published as Abstract. Clinical ONCOLOGY.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and three children and also enjoy gardening and travelling.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley 01702 447 921 or Spire Hartswood 01277 266 761
Private secretary Danielle Cooper
Private secretary telephone 07368504396
Private secretary email Danielle.cooper6@nhs.net