Dr. Russell Banner specialized in oncology

Dr. Russell Banner

Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the South West Wales Cancer Centre

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Oncology
Subspeciality non-melanoma skin cancer
Experience 2002 years
Languages English and Welsh

Dr. Banner is an Oncology consultant at the South West Wales Cancer Centre since 2013, and is working to develop the use of new types of radiation therapy and improve cancer care.

Areas of expertise: Head & Neck Oncology, Gynaecology Oncology, Skin Oncology and Proton Beam Therapy


Dr Russell Banner is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based in South Wales. His undergraduate training was at Christ’s College, Cambridge and then at Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’ Medical School in London, qualifying in 2002. He trained as a junior doctor in London and became convinced of a career in Clinical Oncology after working for 6 months in the Royal Marsden Hospital. He started his speciality training in Canterbury in 2007 and then transferred to complete his training in South Wales gaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2010. He undertook an Advanced Radiotherapy Clinical Research Fellowship at Velindre Cancer Centre in 2011 and completed his MSc with the Institute of Cancer Research in London in 2013, researching Human Papilloma Virus specific T-cell immune responses before and after chemo-radiotherapy for Oro-pharyngeal cancer. Russell took up his post as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the South West Wales Cancer Centre in 2013. He is enthusiastically research active with Principal Investigator roles in Swansea for a number of UK-wide randomized clinical research radiotherapy trials. He has developed an interest in Radiotherapy Quality Improvement in his role as Radiotherapy Lead in the South West Wales Cancer Centre. He is trained in the use of proton beam therapy and looks forward to developing an evidence base for this treatment type, in looking at the benefits of using it to treat these specific types of cancers.

Experiences and Positions

2018 - Today

Consultant Clinical Oncology
Rutherford Cancer Centre, Newport

2014 - Today

Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncology
Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff

2013 - Today

Consultant Clinical Oncology
South West Wales Cancer Centre, Swansea

2011 - 2012

Advanced Clinical Research Fellow
Honorary Velindre Hospital

Degrees and Certifications

MSc (Oncology)
Institute of Cancer Research, London

Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)

Membership of Royal College of Radiologists (MRCP)(UK)
Royal College of Physicians, London

GKT Medical School, University of London

MA, Medical Sciences (Hons)
Christ’s College, University of Cambridge


Member of:

  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Radiologists Standing Welsh Committee


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258065469_Decreased_HPV-specific_T_cell_responses_and_accumulation_of_immunosuppressive_influences_in_oropharyngeal_cancer_patients_following_radical_therapy
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287958230_PD-045_HPV_Specific_T-Cell_Responses_and_Immune_Status_Before_and_After_Radiotherapy_in_Patients_with_Oropharyngeal_Cancer
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233983698_Call_for_a_Consensus_Treatment_Approach_to_the_Management_of_Post-cricoid_and_Upper_Oesophageal_Squamous_Cell_Carcinoma

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