Thoracic Unit

Addenbrooke's oncology services

Box: 193

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hills Road,




General oncology enquiries (Addenbrooke's):
Tel: 01223 216 552

Tel: 01480 830541 ext 4202




This unit works from both Papworth and Addenbrooke's to provide diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the lung, pleura (mesothelioma) and rare mediastinal tumours (thymoma) and aims to provide the best radical and palliative care.


Facilities in the unit:


  • Multidisciplinary team working – PATHOS (Papworth and Addenbrooke's Thoracic Oncology Service)

  • Diagnostic services: Bronchoscopy, endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), mediastinoscopy and CT-guided biopsy facilities

  • PET-CT

  • Definitive thoracic surgery including VATS and mediastinal nodal sampling

  • Radical 3D conformal radiotherapy, including IMRT and IGRT

  • Chemotherapy for lung cancer, thymoma and mesothelioma

  • Clinical trials for lung cancer screening, staging, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapies

  • Cryotherapy and endobronchial stenting service

  • Specialist nurse support

  • Palliative care support


Special clinical and research interests:


  • Epidemiology of lung cancers

  • Screening and surveillance of lung cancers

  • Novel imaging techniques for lung cancer

  • PET-CT planning for radiotherapy


Key staff contacts:


Consultant Clinical Oncologists: Dr D Gilligan, Dr S Harden
Consultant Medical Oncologists: Dr H Ford, Professor T Eisen
Consultant Chest Physicians: Dr M Slade (Addenbrooke's and Papworth), Dr R Rintoul (Papworth), Dr R Buttery (Papworth), Prof E Chilvers
Consultant Thoracic Surgeons: Mr F Wells, Mr A Coonar, Mr Marco Scarci
Specialist Nurse Practitioners: Lois Nyakotyo, Gillian Stent (Nurse Consultant), Clare Haslop (Papworth), Georgina Howells (Papworth), Maureen King (Papworth) Gerry Slade (Papworth)
Trials Nurses: Ingrid Inman, Lavinia Magee





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