Dr Richard Shaffer
UK-based clinical oncologist with a particular clinical interest in treating benign conditions with radiotherapy and runs weekly dedicated clinics. He holds the positions of clinical lead for skin and benign radiotherapy for GenesisCare UK, and is medical director of Xstrahl. He set up TheDupuytrensPractice.com and HeelPainPractice.com to provide radiotherapy to patients with benign conditions on their hands and feet.
He previously worked in the NHS for 25 years, including 10 years as a consultant treating brain tumours, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer. He held various leadership positions including clinical lead for radiotherapy and radiotherapy development, and developed and led the stereotactic radiosurgery program in Surrey.
Over 30 years devising and providing business systems and processes. 18 years providing patient-centred real world and digital solutions, working with NHS, healthcare systems, government departments and the private sector. Founder of an award winning service provider to NHS, Government and HMOs. Founder and CEO of a Digital Technology company providing ‘patient centred’ solutions. Collaborating with NHS England and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Supported by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Innovation Agency. Funded through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Private Enterprise. Technology enthusiast, entrepreneur, and business growth expert.
Prof M Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
Germany-based clinical oncologist with a particular clinical interest in treating benign conditions with radiotherapy for more than 30 years. He was the co-founder and has been the head of the German Cooperative Group of Radiotherapy for Benign Disorders (GCGBD) since 1995. He has organized and chaired national and international conferences on non-malignant disorders and is co-author of the German Guidelines on Radiotherapy of Benign Diseases (updated in 2018). He is also chief editor of the international textbook on “Radiotherapy for Non-malignant Disorders” (Springer Publishers 2008) and co-author of chapters on “Benign Diseases” in various international radiotherapy textbooks.
He has worked since 1990 as a radiation therapy specialist in various institutions and developed and led the radiosurgery program in Hamburg until 2018. He has held various leadership positions including clinical lead for radiotherapy and radiotherapy development.