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Dr Richard Benson

Consultant clinical oncologist

I am a consultant clinical oncologist specialising in the treatment of head and neck, thyroid and prostate cancers.

My current role

I look after patients with head and neck, thyroid and prostate cancer. I am an examiner for the FRCR clinical exam.

Previous history

I qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London last century and undertook my oncology training in Cambridge. I completed a fellowship in oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. I was appointed as a consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 2000.


I am a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, UK and the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Personal interests

I enjoy cycling to work and longer rides at the weekend, as well as trips away in the VW campervan.