Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Dr Emma Alexander

Consultant Clinical Oncologist MRCP, FRCR, MD (Res)

Specialism: Haemato-oncology, Radiotherapy, Skin

Available at: Sutton

Special interests:

  • Lymphoma radiotherapy including IMRT and deep-inspiratory breath-hold techniques for heart sparing mediastinal radiotherapy
  • Skin cancer radiotherapy
  • Medical education of trainee Clinical Oncologists


Dr Alexander has both an NHS and a private practice at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the radiation treatment of haematological malignancies (lymphoma, myeloma and leukaemia) and skin malignancies.

She graduated from University College Hospital in 1999 and completed her general medical training in London. Her oncological training was at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust.

She has been at the Royal Marsden since 2009 and undertook a research degree between 2010 and 2014 with the Institute of Cancer Research. Her research focused on the use of novel image-guidance radiation techniques for the treatment of prostate cancer and she was awarded her MD (Res) in 2015. She was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden in 2015.

Her current interests include deep-inspiratory breath-hold and IMRT techniques to reduce heart doses in mediastinal lymphoma radiation. She is the Medical Education Lead for the Clinical Oncology department.

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