Speciality

Lung cancer and urological cancers

Memberships

  • 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

Biography

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, Cardiff and Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff. He is an Associate Clinical Director at Velindre and Director of Stepping Stones, the Wales-based lung cancer charity.

He is currently Deputy Clinical Director of Velindre Cancer Centre, and 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.

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.