Dr David Bottomley

Dr David Bottomley is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at St James's Hospital in Leeds.

Dr Bottomley qualified in medicine at Westminster Hospital medical school in 1985. Dr Bottomley’s main interests are in prostate cancer. Since 1996 he and his team have been performing seed prostate brachytherapy and Leeds is the longest-established prostate brachytherapy centre in the UK. The team there has recently presented ten-year outcomes for patients undergoing this treatment. They are also highly experienced in performing High Dose Rate (HDR)( temporary) prostate brachytherapy using transrectal ultrasound guidance. Dr Bottomley and the team at Leeds serve as a teaching resource for both seed and HDR prostate brachytherapy and continue to run training courses on the subject. 

Dr Bottomley also treats patients using a broad range of external beam radiotherapy techniques including state of the art image guided radiotherapy and rapid arc and IMRT.

Dr Bottomley is highly experienced in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer including the use of chemotherapy and radioisotope treatment. In addition to prostate cancer He has many years’ experience in the non-surgical treatment of bladder cancer and radiotherapy for lung cancer.

Dr David Bottomley is a co-founder of the British Uro-oncology Group which act as a national advisor and provides national guidance and teaching to oncologists.  He is presently one of the advisors for the Prostate Brachytherapy information website and is on the organising faculty of the American Society of Clinical Oncology genitourinary oncology annual meeting which is the premier international conference dedicated to uro-oncology. He is and has been the principle and chief investigator for many national and international clinical studies.

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  • Surname (for filtering): Bottomley
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  • Type of specialist: Clinical Oncologist
  • Qualifications: MRCP, FRCR
  • Specialist Interests: Prostate and Urological, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy
  • NHS Base: St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds
  • Private Clinic(s): BMI Duchy Hospital, Harrogate, Nuffield Health York Hospital
  • Locations: North East & Yorkshire
  • General Specialization: Prostate
  • Others: Prostate and Urological, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy
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