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Dr Stephen Lowis



Dr Stephen Lowis


Current Post:


Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

Contact Details:


T: 0117 342 8451 (secretary)


Special Clinical Interests:


Solid tumours



Membership of professional bodies:


Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP-E)


Professional profile/background:


A consultant paediatric oncologist since 1998, I was lead clinician for 8 years, and led the neuro-oncology service until handing over to my colleagues in 2017, introducing many new service developments

I oversee treatment for all children, teenagers and young adults who  reside in the areas with the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske (Truro) and Yeovil District Hospital areas

I have previously been a member of the NCRI Clinical Studies Group for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia, of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Children's Cancer, and of the South West Clinical Senate. I was chair of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Special Interest Group for Neuro-oncology, for the CCLG Education and Training Group, and was secretary of the CCLG until 2018. I was chair of the RCPCH Special Advisory Committee for Oncology until 2016, and remain an active member. I am chair of the SIOP Europe Brain tumour working group Education committee, and have worked to align training for neuro-oncology throughout Europe

I have an active research interest, and will lead the forthcoming SIOP-Europe trial, ATRT-01


Links to research publications:

Books and Chapters:

Roger E. Taylor, Barry L. Pizer, Alba A. Brandes, and Stephen Lowis

"Embryonal and pineal tumours", chapter 9 in Oxford Textbook of Neuro-Oncology, Batchelor, Nishikawa, Tarbell, and Weller (eds). OUP Oxford 2017 ISBN: 9780199651870

Lowis S, Cox R, Moppett J and Ng, A. "Paediatric Oncology" Chapter 32 in "Treatment of Cancer", 6th Edition 2014. Price, Sikora (eds). CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4822-1494-9

Estlin E and Lowis S (eds) Central Nervous System Tumours of Childhood. MacKeith Press, London, 2006. ISBN: 1898683387