Radiation Oncology

The field of Radiation Oncology encompasses the many aspects of cancer treatment using radiation such as molecular and cellular radiation biology, dosimetry, radiation technology and clinical oncology.

Surrey Cancer Research Institute Radiation Oncology Members

Department of Medical Physics

Equipment & Resources

  • kV and MV clinical radiation facilities
  • Cell culture facilities
  • Plate Reader
  • UV microscope

Professor Giuseppe Schettino

+44 (0)1483 68 9320

Professor Rebecca Nutbrown


Dr Silvia Pani

+44 (0)1483 682 276

Radiation and Medical Physics group at the University of Surrey

The Radiation and Medical Physics group is part of the Department of Physics and its research activities span across conventional and spectroscopy X-ray imaging, radiation dosimetry, development of new radiation detectors and radiation biology. The group explore the fundamental properties and interactions of radiation in a range of medical and industrial applications. The head of the group is Prof. Giuseppe Schettino

Department of Medical Physics at the RSCH

The Department of Medical Physics at the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust covers six main areas of work Radiotherapy Physics, Nuclear Medicine Physics & Radiopharmacy, Regional Radiation Protection Service & Radiological Physics, Technical Services, Scientific Computing and the National Coordinating Centre for the Physics of Mammography. The head of the department is Professor Rebecca Nutbrown.

Medical Physics at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

The Medical Physics activities at the National Physical Laboratory support rapid acceleration of the development and implementation of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies into clinical practice by providing technology and standards to enable radiation to be used responsibly, effectively and with confidence. Research includes: radiation dosimetry, nuclear medicine, radiation biology, MR imaging, ultrasound and data science.

Current projects include:

  • Development of a 3D pancreatic cancer cell system for advanced radiotherapy
  • Development and characterization of microdosimeters for proton and hadron therapy
  • Assessment of mechanisms regulating biological response to high dose rate (FLASH)
  • Radiobiological modelling of radiation effectiveness for biologically optimized radiotherapy
  • Role of DNA damage repair and radiobiological sensitivity of glioblastoma to proton therapy
  • Development of calorimeter-based dosimeters for medical applications
  • Spectral X-ray imaging of breast tissue
  • Development and characterization of new diamond detectors for radiotherapy
  • Antony Criscuolo’s PhD project
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