Dr Anna Kirby

Dr Anna Kirby

MB BChir 1997 University of Cambridge


Recommended by 1 specialist
24 years of experience
15 years as a specialist


  • Breast Cancer
  • Clinical Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4476324
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    Practices worked at

    The Royal Marsden - Chelsea

    Fulham Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6JJ
    77 reviews

    The Royal Marsden - Sutton

    Downs Road, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
    42 reviews


    Dr Anna Kirby is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. She leads research into novel breast radiotherapy techniques at the Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research. She is Chief Investigator of the UK HeartSpare study, and breast lead investigator on the CORE trial evaluating the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in treating metastatic disease.

    Dr Kirby graduated from Cambridge University in 1995 with a first-class honours degree in Medicine and Psychology. Her specialist oncology training was completed at The Royal Marsden and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals following which she undertook a research degree at the Institute of Cancer Research. Her publications describe methods for improving the accuracy of breast cancer radiotherapy and for reducing late side-effects of treatment including heart disease. Her work in heart-sparing breast radiotherapy has changed national practice. Her current research interests include combining breath-hold and volumetric-modulated arc therapy to minimise heart and lung doses in women with lymph-node positive breast cancer, reversing the order of breast cancer treatments to reduce the impact of radiotherapy on breast reconstructions, and investigating the applications of MR-linac technology to the treatment of breast cancer.

    She is also a keen singer, cook and tennis player.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Heart-Sparing Breast Radiotherapy
    • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
    • Breast Radiotherapy


    • Radiotherapy
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    Special interests

    • Advanced Melanoma
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer of Unknown Primary
    • Skin Cancer
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    • BA (Hons) (Psychology)
    • MB BChir 1997 University of Cambridge
    • MA
    • MRCP
    • FRCR
    • MD (Rcs)

    Dr Kirby is an Examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and a member of the RCR Professional Support and Standards Board. 

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Giles Davies
    Mr Giles Davies
    General Surgery
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    "Intelligent and highly recommended Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Royal Marsden Hospital part og the Breast Clinic Core Multidisciplinary Team"


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    Breast Cancer