Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Dr Ruth Davis

Consultant in Reading since – 2012

Where qualified

I graduated from University College London Medical School in 1998 before working as a Junior Doctor in a number of Hospitals including Mount Vernon and Charing Cross. I completed my Clinical Oncology training at Southampton University Hospitals Trust prior to my appointment as Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2012.

Clinical Involvement

I am the Radiotherapy Clinical lead at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. I am very keen to push forward new radiotherapy technologies, especially those that reduce toxicity to normal tissue and achieve better outcomes for patients. In particular I was involved in implementation of the Breath Hold Breast Radiotherapy technique in Reading and IMRT for Brain and Head and Neck patients.

I am College Tutor, supervising training for Clinical Oncology trainees in Berkshire, and am involved with the regional training programme and National Recruitment.

Research work

I am a keen participant in clinical research and am a Principal Investigator for a number of trials across Berkshire including the Fast Forward Breast Radiotherapy trial which compares standard radiotherapy with a shorter more intense course of treatment; Bridging the Age Gap which looks at treatment options for older breast cancer patients and Horizons which documents the experiences of our younger breast cancer patients.


Erlotinib in the Treatment of Patients with Multiple Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – Clinical Oncology Journal 2013.


I am a member of the UK Breast Cancer Group.

I sing in a number of choirs including in the BBC4 documentary Vivaldi’s Women.


I am on the Steering Committee for, and am an investor in Windsor Oncology Centre with Genesis Care.

I have previously received honoraria from Roche and previous sponsorship from Novartis