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  • Brain
  • Neurological
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Skin
  • Spinal


Dr Chris Herbert qualified in medicine at Birmingham University in 2000. He trained in Clinical Oncology in Bristol and completed his oncology training as a clinical research fellow at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada, where he specialised in stereotactic radiosurgery and the treatment of benign and malignant adult brain tumours. Appointed as consultant Clinical Oncologist in Bristol in 2011, he has an interest in technical radiotherapy, specialising in the treatment of adult brain tumours, including stereotactic radiosurgery and proton therapy.

He also has an interest in the treatment of malignant melanoma with immunotherapy and targeted treatments and has been involved in numerous international clinical trials. He has published work on stereotactic radiosurgery and external beam radiotherapy in international, peer reviewed journals.

 Research interests

Dr Herbert's areas of research interests include:

  • Metastatic melanoma
  • CNS tumours
  • stereotactic radiosurgery

Proton Beam Therapy

This consultant has received training from the Rutherford Cancer Centres in the delivery of proton beam therapy. The programme, Proton Therapy Clinical Education, in conjunction with The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and IBA, the leading proton beam therapy solutions manufacturer, involves oncologists gaining practical experience in Penn’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center – one of the world’s leading centres of proton therapy research and expertise.


Fellow of Royal college of Radiologists


  1. Dr Christopher Herbert does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
  2. Dr Christopher Herbert does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
  3. Dr Christopher Herbert does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.

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