Dr Mark Churn

Clinical Oncologist

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

Spire Oncology Centre South West

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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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Professional profile

Dr Mark Churn is 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 he 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 he has 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 he 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 he has recently been appointed lead in Colo-rectal cancer for the West Midlands section of the new National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

He has been private practice at the Nuffield Hospital, Wolverhampton primarily looking after patients with breast, colorectal and urological cancers since 2001. He is 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.

Clinical Interests

Bowel cancer
Breast cancer
Upper gastrointestinal cancer

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Medical Association
Royal College of Radiologists

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Personal Profile

Dr Mark Churn is marred to Ruth, piano teacher and environmental educationalist, and in August 2014 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have three children. Their two daughters are currently students of the Arts at University and their son is in sixth form, a scientist but without inclination towards medicine. He spends some of his free-time wearing out his joints playing 5-a-side football and badminton. At weekends whenever possible they like to get out and about hill walking that he combines with his hobby which is landscape photography. During occasional bouts of madness he signs up for cycling and walking challenges the most recent being a bike ride across the Andes in Peru.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Michelle Scrannage
Private secretary telephone 01905 768908