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Dr Stephen Falk

Name:   Dr Stephen Falk Steve Falk
Current Post:   Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Specialties:   Clinical oncology
Medical qualifications:   FRCP FRCR MD
Date of registration:   1983
Membership of professional bodies:   .
Special clinical interests:   Oesophago-gastric, hepatobiliary and colorectal chemotherapy and radiotherapy
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Stephen qualified from Liverpool University in 1983 and spent a period in Liverpool undertaking a general medical rotation.  He then trained in oncology in Cardiff and Cambridge, becoming a consultant in Bristol in 1994.
He has sessional commitments to Southmead Hospital in Bristol and attends the Taunton Nuffield Hospital. His major clinical interests are thoracic (lung) and gastro-intestinal malignancies (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, colo-rectal).  Interest in lung cancer and clinical research was stimulated as a MRC Clinical Scientist in Norman Bleehens' Unit in Cambridge where the MRC cancer trials unit was situated at the time.  A MD related to lung cancer and scheduling of topoisomerase poisons with and without radiation is the basis of on-going interest in chemo-radiation interactions.  He has a major interest in research and where possible all patients who are referred will be offered an appropriate clinical trial.
Until recently a challenging clinical load has seen up to 1000 new patients with cancer annually, but now is spending more time as clinical lead for research and development within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology centre and for the National Cancer Research Network locally in Avon Somerset and Wiltshire. Stephen is now Clinical Director of the Western Comprehensive Local Research network whose job is to fund the NHS costs of delivering research activity in the NHS. He is also a member of the NCRI upper GI studies group and of the major fund awarding bodies related to the NCRN, including Cancer Research UK.
He is head of Clinical Oncology (radiotherapy) in Bristol, and a member of the editorial board of the journal Clinical Oncology. He is an author in more than 45 publications.

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