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Ananya Choudhury

Job title

Consultant and Honorary Clinical Reader in Clinical Oncology

Phone number

0161 918 7939

Fax number

0161 446 3265




Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, technical radiotherapy, predictive biomarkers


Clinical lead for technical radiotherapy; member of the Radiation-Related Research group; member of the Christie Urological Disease orientated Group; Urology Radiotherapy Research lead; Clinical project lead for MR Linac; RCR College Tutor; Academic Clinical Fellow lead for Clinical Oncology.

Urology radiotherapy lead for The Christie at Oldham; Member of National CTRad (Radiotherapy Research Group) Workstream II: phaseI/II radiotherapy-related studies; Member of National Bladder Cancer Clinical Studies Group; NICE Bladder Cancer Guideline Development Group

Professional biography

Dr Choudhury joined The Christie in 2008 as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in urology and sarcoma and has a strong interest in clinical research. In 2013, she decided to focus on radiotherapy-related research in prostate and bladder cancers and currently undertakes research which aims to optimise the use of new techniques or imaging technology to deliver high doses of radiotherapy while minimising side effects. She is also involved in research for predictive biomarkers to determine which patients benefit from different treatments.

Before joining The Christie, Dr Choudhury was a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology at the Yorkshire Deanery from 2000-2008 and, between 2005 and 2007, a Clinical Training Research Fellow with Cancer Research UK where she undertook her PhD at the University of Leeds and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. For her PhD she studied the molecular epidemiology of DNA double strand break repair in bladder cancer and the use of imatinib (a tyrosine kinase inhibitor) for enhanced chemosensitivity and radiosensitivity. She has a lead role in education and training for specialist registrars.

Dr Choudhury is a member of a member of work stream 2 of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) and of the NCRI Bladder Clinical Studies Group. She has also been a member of the NICE bladder cancer guideline development group. Dr Choudhury is an associate senior editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (The Red Journal).