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Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Dr Diana Tait

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Dr Diana Tait, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Diana Tait




Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Oncology - Clinical (Radiation), Breast

Site specialisation

Gastrointestinal/Upper and Lower GI/Hepatobiliary

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

My clinical interest is in GI malignancy and I have built a service and research profile which encompasses Upper GI, Hepatobiliary and Colorectal/Anal cancer.  

Background Information

Dr Diana Tait is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a specialist interest in Upper Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Anal and Breast cancers. Her main research interests focus around using new radiotherapy technologies to improve treatment delivery, reduce side effects and improve patient outcomes. She has a special interest in the late 
consequences of treatment and survivorship issues. 
Between September 2013-2015 she was Vice-President & Dean for the Faculty of Clinical Oncology at Royal College of Radiologists sitting on numerous National committees looking into developing, setting and maintaining national standards and implementing modern radiotherapy techniques to improve quality of care for cancer patients

Languages spoken


Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 8661 3365

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Royal College of Radiologist. 
The Royal College of Physician. 
Trustee, Bowel Cancer UK. 
Member,   BCUK Clinical Advisory Board. 
Member, Macmillian Clinical Advisory Board.

NHS hospitals

Royal Marsden

Research interests

I have a research profile which covers Upper GI, Hepatobiliary and Colorectal/Anal cancer.

Key published papers

Olsen JR, Smith A, Murphy JD, Tait D, Huguet, Hallemeier C, Jabbour SK. Gastrointestinal cancers : Fine-tuning in the management of Rectal, Eosophageal and Pancreatic Cancers.In : Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 105 :1 Pp 1-10, Sep 2019 
Tekkis P, Tait D, Cunningham D, Brown G.Is organ preservation in rectal cancer ready for prime time?In : The Lancet Vol : 391 pp2480-2481 June 2018 (Commentry) 
Bernier L, Balyasnikova S, Tait D, Brown GWatch-and Wait as a Therapeutic Strategy in Rectal Cancer In :Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep March 2018;14(2) :37-55. 
Otter SJ, Kalaitzak R, Chong I, Tait D.Which patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer treated with induction chemotherapy are most likely to benefit from post-induction chemoradiotherapy? In: International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases (IJHPD): Feb 2018 Vol. 8, 1-8 
Yu SK, Tait D, Chau I Brown G.MRI predictive factors for tumor response in rectal cancer following neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy-implications for induction chemotherapy?Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 1 ;87(3) :505-11 


Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.