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  • Anal
  • Bowel
  • Breast
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepato Pancreatic Biliary (HPB)
  • Lower GI
  • Rectal


Dr Tait is Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Thames Valley, she has been at The Royal Marsden since 1988 and has a specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal, hepatobiliary, anal and breast cancers.

Dr Tait was Vice-President and Dean for the Faculty of Clinical Oncology at Royal College of Radiologists from 2012-2014. She was involved in National committees looking at the delivery and redesign of radiotherapy services.  She Chaired numerous National committees to continue and implement modern radiotherapy techniques and chemotherapy to improve the quality of care for oncology patients. She has worked with Macmillan Cancer Support in a number of different capacities and remains on their Expert Advisory Board.

Dr Tait is a Trustee for Bowel Cancer UK and a member of their Medical Advisory Committee.  She is Senior Associate Editor (GI Team) for the premier international journal, The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics (Red Journal) from 2018- present.

Areas of interest: Dr Diana Tait has a particular interest in GI chemoradiotherapy and the use of modern radiotherapy techniques, to optimise treatment for patients. 

Research Interests:  Dr Tait’s main research interests focus on using new radiotherapy technologies to improve treatment delivery, reduce side effects and improve patient outcomes. She has a special interest in the late consequences of treatment and survivorship issues.


  • MD


  • FRCR
  • FRCP
  • Trustee
  • BCUK


  1. Dr Diana Tait does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
  2. Dr Diana Tait does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
  3. Dr Diana Tait 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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