Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Dr James Gildersleve

Consultant in Reading Since 1994

Where qualified

I graduated from Oxford University and went on to complete my initial general medical training in London followed by 5 years Oncology training at the Royal Marsden Hospital and 2 years in Leeds.

Clinical Involvement

I was Clinical Director 2011-2017 and Cancer Lead from 1994-2017. I sit on the Faculty board of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Research work

A major contributor to national randomised trials in gastro-intestinal and lung cancer


14 papers in peer reviewed journal, last 2016.

Prophylactic radiotherapy for the prevention of procedure-tract metastases after surgical and large-bore pleural procedures in malignant pleural mesothelioma (SMART): a multicentre, open-label, phase 3, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncology 17; 8, p1094–1104.


I have been involved in education throughout my career, as Tutor, Educational Supervisor and Deputy Regional Advisor. I examined for the FRCR 2006-2012


I am on the steering committee for, and investor in, the Genesis Care,Windsor, Diagnostic and Oncology Centre.

In the past I have accepted sponsorship from drug companies to attend international oncology meetings, but no longer do so. I have no financial relationship with any pharmaceutical company.