Ashok Nikapota was born in the UK but spent part of his childhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He studied at Watford Grammar School and then St George’s Hospital Medical School. He completed his training in Clinical Oncology in North London, working at Mount Vernon Hospital, UCLH and the Royal Free Hampstead. He was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2008 and spent a fellowship year at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He developed his interest in technical radiotherapy prior to taking up his post at the Sussex Cancer Centre.
Ashok is a Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancer with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments. He is the clinical lead for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and Image Guided Radiotherapy at the Sussex Cancer Centre and is also leading the development of High Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. He treats patients with Stereotactic Radiotherapy using the CyberKnifeTM system. He is also actively involved in clinical research for radiotherapy and systemic therapy trials and is the local Principal Investigator for a number of national and international studies.
Ashok is married to a local Paediatrician and has 2 children.
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