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Dr Ruth Board

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Medical Oncologist

Preston 01772 522916 | Chorley 01257 245514


MB CHB, BSc (Hons), MSc PhD, MRCP

Specialty Areas
Specialist Interests

Chemotherapy, targeted treatments for metastatic melanoma, delivery of care to patients admitted as a complication of cancer treatment


Metastatic melanoma, Principal investigator on treatment and observational trial of metastatic melanoma.


Dr Ruth Board gained her MBChB with distinction from University of Manchster in 1996 including an intercalated BSc (Hons) in physiology and pharmacology. Her specialist medical oncology training was undertaken at the Christie Hospital, Manchester. During this time she obtained her PhD within a Cancer Research UK/AstraZeneca Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship investigating the use of circulating DNA to detect tumour specific mutations in the blood of patients with cancer.

She has been working as a Consultant in Medical Oncology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2011. She has a special interest in melanoma, lung cancer and acute oncology. Along with actively recruiting patients into clinical studies she has an interest in service development and improved patient safety within the acute oncology and chemotherapy remit. She was the lead for acute oncology at the trust 2011-2015 and is currently the lead for systemic therapies. She was the medical director for the NIHR clinical research facility at Preston hospital during its inaugural year (2016) and helped secure NIHR badging and funding. Between 2017-2020 she was the Lead Cancer Clinician at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

She is the Lancashire and South Cumbria network lead for Acute Oncology and has been on the organising committee for the National Acute Oncology Conferences and an active member of the development of UKONS triage tools for patients on chemotherapy.

She was the National Association of Cancer Physicians educational meetings lead and is an editor on the award winning “Problem Solving in” series of books from the ACP. As part of a joint venture with the RCP and the East African Development Bank Dr Board has helped develop a training programme for doctors in East Africa around cancer diagnosis and treatment, travelling to Uganda and Kenya to deliver face to face training.

She sits on the medical oncology speciality training committee of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the NCRI skin cancer study group. She is a member of the National Chemotherapy Board and was chair of the board in 2019.

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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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