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  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Palliative cancer care
  • Prostate
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Urological


Dr Jason Lester is a senior Consultant Clinical Oncologist based in South Wales. He trained and qualified in United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’s in 1993. He completed his general medical training in London and the South East of England before moving to Wales in 1997. He joined Velindre Cancer Centre in 1997 and completed his Clinical Oncology training in 2003.

Dr Lester was appointed as a consultant Oncologist in 2003, specialising in the management of lung (non-small cell, small cell, mesothelioma) and urological (prostate, kidney, bladder) cancers. His NHS practice is based in South East Wales, with clinics in The Royal Gwent Hospital Newport, University Hospital Llandough and Cardiff.

He is currently Chairman of the Rutherford Cancer Centre Local Medical Advisory Committee for Wales. He is also the Clinical Lead for the All Wales Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Service and Director of Stepping Stones, the Wales-based lung cancer charity.

Dr Lester participates in a large number of clinical trials in both lung and urological cancer sites, and has published extensively in these fields. He is the lead investigator in the I-START trial, (dose escalated radiotherapy) and the SKOPOS trial, a vaccine trial in malignant pleural mesothelioma. He is responsible for prescribing and supervising the administration of radiotherapy, radioisotope treatment, cytotoxic chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Find out more by visiting Dr Jason Lester's website: www.lester-oncology.org

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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.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery London 1993
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists Royal College of Radiologists 2001
Committee member British Thoracic Oncology Steering Group 2011
Committee member NCRI lung cancer advanced disease subgroup 2011


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

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