Dr Richard Shaffer, Radiotherapy Specialist

Dr Richard Shaffer FRCR BSc (hons) MB BS MRCP

Radiotherapy Specialist

FRCR BSc (hons) MB BS MRCP
Cromwell Hospital, London
GenesisCare, Cromwell Hospital, London
DrRichard Shaffer,Oncologist

Dr Shaffer is a recommended Radiotherapy Specialist

Radiotherapy for heel pain (calcaneodynia), Dr Richard Shaffer

Radiotherapy for heel pain (calcaneodynia), Dr Richard Shaffer

Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s and Ledderhose disease

Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s and Ledderhose disease

Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s, Ledderhose, Plantar Fasciitis

Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s, Ledderhose, Plantar Fasciitis

How well does radiotherapy work for Dupuytren’s disease?

How well does radiotherapy work for Dupuytren’s disease?

How well does radiotherapy work for Ledderhose disease?

How well does radiotherapy work for Ledderhose disease?

When is it too early to start radiotherapy?

When is it too early to start radiotherapy?

What about radiotherapy after surgery?

What about radiotherapy after surgery?

What are the side effects of radiotherapy?

What are the side effects of radiotherapy?

What happens to the nodules after radiotherapy?

What happens to the nodules after radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy words and their meanings

Radiotherapy words and their meanings

Areas of expertise

  • Radiotherapy for benign conditions
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Keloid scarring
  • Ledderhose disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma)
Cromwell Hospital, London
GenesisCare, Cromwell Hospital, London

Recommendations for Dr Shaffer

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Ioannis Goutos, Plastic and Burns Surgeon

    I have been working with Dr Richard Shaffer for a number of years as part of a keloidal management pathway. He represents an excellent clinician and thought leader in his field, hence I can recommend him unreservedly.

  • byMr Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Hand Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer bases his care on evidence based medicine and is always willing to listen to patients

  • byDr John Ferguson, Consultant Dermatologist

    Dr Richard Shaffer is thoughtful, intelligent and up to date.

  • by Prof. David Warwick, Consultant Hand Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer provides an excellent personal service to my patients with Dupuytren’s whom I think may benefit from radiotherapy. His advice is always straightforward and tailored to each patient ’s needs and choices.

  • by Mr Lionel C Bainbridge, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer is a superb clinician in the field of radiotherapy for benign disease

  • by Mrs Sophie Roberts, Podiatry

    Dr Richard Shaffer is an excellent specialist in his field for treating plantar fibromatosis. He is very approachable and very competent.

  • byMr Ioannis Goutos, Plastic and Burns Surgeon

    I have been working with Dr Richard Shaffer for a number of years as part of a keloidal management pathway. He represents an excellent clinician and thought leader in his field, hence I can recommend him unreservedly.

  • byMr Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Hand Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer bases his care on evidence based medicine and is always willing to listen to patients

  • byDr John Ferguson, Consultant Dermatologist

    Dr Richard Shaffer is thoughtful, intelligent and up to date.

  • by Prof. David Warwick, Consultant Hand Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer provides an excellent personal service to my patients with Dupuytren’s whom I think may benefit from radiotherapy. His advice is always straightforward and tailored to each patient ’s needs and choices.

  • by Mr Lionel C Bainbridge, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Richard Shaffer is a superb clinician in the field of radiotherapy for benign disease

  • by Mrs Sophie Roberts, Podiatry

    Dr Richard Shaffer is an excellent specialist in his field for treating plantar fibromatosis. He is very approachable and very competent.

  • Address

    • Cromwell Hospital

      164-178 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TU

    • GenesisCare, Cromwell Hospital, London

      164-178 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TU

    • GenesisCare, Guildford

      BMI St Martha Oncology Centre, 46 Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX

    • GenesisCare, Elstree

      Unit 710, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SZ

    • GenesisCare, Nottingham

      The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX

    • GenesisCare, Birmingham

      Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton, Coldfield, B74 3BF

    • GenesisCare, Southampton

      Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

    • GenesisCare, Portsmouth

      Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA

    • GenesisCare, Bristol

      300 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4SY

    • GenesisCare, Milton Keynes

      GenesisCare, Sunrise Parkway, Linford Wood, East, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LS

    • GenesisCare, Cambridge

      Fordham Rd, Newmarket, CB8 7XN

    • GenesisCare, Oxford

      Peters Way, Sandy Lane West, Oxford, OX4 6LB

    • GenesisCare, Chelmsford

      Springfield Cancer Centre, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

    • GenesisCare, Maidstone

      17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

    • GenesisCare, Windsor

      69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

    About Dr Richard Shaffer

    GMC number: 4552635

    Year qualified: 1998

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Richard Shaffer is a renowned UK authority on the use of radiotherapy for the treatment of skin cancer and benign diseases such Dupuytren's disease, Ledderhose syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and keloid scarring.

    Dr Shaffer has treated almost 2000 benign patients since he began his practise in 2011 and has trained and mentored other consultants who are launching benign radiation programmes. He is the founder and President of the International Society for Radiotherapy for Benign Illnesses, and he co-wrote the 2015 Royal College of Radiologists guidelines for benign conditions (www.iorbc.com).

    To advise patients about radiotherapy for Dupuytren's disease, Ledderhose disease, and plantar fasciitis, he developed "The Dupuytren's Practice" (www.thedupuytrenspractice.com) and "The Heel Pain Practice" (www.heelpainpractice.com).

    He serves as GenesisCare's UK Clinical Lead for Radiation Therapy for Benign Conditions. Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director of XStrahl Limited, a manufacturer of medical devices for the treatment of skin cancer and benign disorders using superficial radiation.

    He has previously served as trustee of the Fountain Centre, clinical lead for radiotherapy at St Luke's Cancer Center, and chair of the IMRT-IGRT Radiotherapy Group, Network Brain Tumour Working Group, among other positions (a local patient support charity). Early in his career, Dr Shaffer did a Clinical Fellowship in Radiation Oncology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada, and trained as a specialised registrar at several teaching institutions in London.

    Areas of expertise

    • Achilles tendon disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cancer pain
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
    • Heel pain
    • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Keloid scarring
    • Ledderhose disease
    • Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Radiotherapy
    • Radiotherapy for benign conditions
    • Skin cancer
    • Tendonitis

    Professional memberships

    The International Organisation for Radiotherapy for Benign Conditions (IORBC)
    European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Dr Richard Shaffer

    Spotlight on a Specialist – Dr Richard Shaffer

    Radiotherapy for benign disease; assessing the risk of radiation-induced cancer following exposure to intermediate dose radiation.

    A comparison of volumetric modulated arc therapy and conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy for frontal and temporal high-grade gliomas

    Volumetric modulated arc therapy and conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy for simultaneous maximal intraprostatic boost

    Volumetric modulated arc therapy for delivery of prostate radiotherapy

    Volumetric modulated arc therapy improves dosimetry and reduces treatment time compared to conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy for locoregional radiotherapy of left-sided breast cancer and internal mammary nodes

    Deriving prostate alpha-beta ratio using carefully matched groups, long follow-up and the phoenix definition of biochemical failure

    A radiotherapy planning study of rapidArc, intensity modulated radiotherapy, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, and parallel opposed beams in the treatment of pediatric retroperitoneal tumors

    Quadrant dosimetry as a predictor of biochemical relapse in 125I prostate brachytherapy

    A high-throughput in vitro radiobiology platform for megavoltage photon linear accelerator studies

    Folate depletion as a radiosensitizing strategy for solid tumors

    In vitro evaluation of notch inhibition to enhance efficacy of radiation therapy in melanoma

    Systematic review of radiotherapy for cutaneous psoriasis