Dr Alicia Okines

Consultant Medical Oncologist MBChB, MD(Res), FRCP

Specialism: Breast

Available at: Cavendish Square, Chelsea

Special interests 

  • Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Treatment of advanced breast cancer
  • Treatment of brain metastases


Dr Alicia Okines is a Consultant Medical Oncologist in breast and acute oncology. She studied Pharmacology and then Medicine at the University of Sheffield and completed her junior doctor training in Sheffield. She completed her specialist medical oncology training at The Royal Marsden in 2015 and was then appointed Consultant at The Royal Marsden.

During her oncology training, she completed an MD(Res) investigating targeted agents at the Institute of Cancer Research with Professor David Cunningham. She has widely published in peer-reviewed journals about cancer treatments.

Dr Okines has special interest in neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer and treating metastatic breast cancer, including brain disease.

Her research interests principally lie in clinical trials and translational research in metastatic breast cancer. She is leading a UK trial for lobular breast cancer and was appointed Honorary Faculty at the Institute of Cancer Research. In 2019, she joined the Chelsea Research Ethics Committee as an expert member.

In 2015, Dr Okines set-up The Royal Marsden’s Acute Oncology Service in Chelsea, a service designed for patients who require unplanned support in managing the complications of their cancer or the side effects of treatments. 

Dr Okines is Chair of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee at The Royal Marsden, overseeing the safe use of new anti-cancer treatments at the hospital.


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