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Ajay Aggarwal

Dr Ajay Aggarwal

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Medicine

Biography

Dr Ajay Aggarwal is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London and Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London.

His main research areas are Health Services Research and Global Health. He has been the recipient of two fellowship awards from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2014 and 2020. In his role as the Oncology Coordinator for the UK National Prostate Cancer Audit, he led the development and delivery of the first ever national public outcome reporting programme for radiotherapy. His research has contributed significantly to national and international policy discussion around the affordability of cancer care and the value of new technologies in cancer medicine which has influenced directly the WHO Cancer Drug Pricing and Benefits Taskforces. As co-chair of the Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (HERO) group within ESTRO (European Society for Radiation Oncology), he is leading the value-based health care initiative and working with the European Commission to support reimbursement policy for medical devices in cancer care.

He has previously worked at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and has ongoing global health projects in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia aimed at building radiotherapy capacity and cancer research capability.

Research

global health
Global Oncology Group

The Global Oncology Group brings together global cancer faculty across King’s College London and it’s NHS partner hospitals under Kings’ Health Partners.

News

King's helps build cancer partnerships across Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Oncology Group played a major role at this year’s African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in promoting partnerships and...

Africa

King's researchers show leadership in virtual reality for global cancer surgery

King’s researchers argue that virtual reality (VR) technology could be a critical tool for enhancing cancer surgical training around the world, but more work...

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Researchers review impact of pre-existing mental health disorders on received cancer treatment

A new systematic review from scientists at King’s explores the disparities in cancer treatment for people with and without pre-existing mental health...

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King's oncologists comment on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care

The editorial, published in BMJ Oncology, explores the impact of the pandemic on the national cancer care system and the steps that should be taken going...

Cancer care

Senior King's oncologists collaborate to deliver report on the state of cancer research across the Africa

Senior oncologists Professor Richard Sullivan and Dr Ajay Aggarwal from King’s have co-ordinated a major report that reviews the state of cancer research...

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Senior King's oncologists weigh in on government health initiative

Senior oncologists at King’s have published an article for the British Medical Journal that weighs in on the government’s My Planned Care initiative and...

A stock image of a cancer patient

Researchers investigate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients

New research from the COVID-19 and Cancer Global Taskforce compares the COVID-19 vaccine protection across different types of cancers, and highlights new...

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Significant international divide in cancer care and research outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

New findings show a significant gap in research funding between high-income and low-/middle-income countries (LMICs), with a majority of LMICS also lacking...

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Researchers examine the cost of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Understanding the economic impact of cancer within society is essential to help policymakers make rational choices and weigh up risks and benefits when it...

Cost of covid19

Features

What impact does war have on Ukrainian cancer care?

PROFESSOR RICHARD SULLIVAN: The rapid destruction of infrastructure including hospitals has hugely jeopardised treatment for cancer patients.

cancer care ukraine

Spotlight

How King's continues to tackle cancer and support cancer care and research

Saturday 4 February marks World Cancer Day. In order to honour this key date, we have highlighted some of the most important cancer-themed stories that have...

Cancer cells

Research

global health
Global Oncology Group

The Global Oncology Group brings together global cancer faculty across King’s College London and it’s NHS partner hospitals under Kings’ Health Partners.

News

King's helps build cancer partnerships across Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Oncology Group played a major role at this year’s African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in promoting partnerships and...

Africa

King's researchers show leadership in virtual reality for global cancer surgery

King’s researchers argue that virtual reality (VR) technology could be a critical tool for enhancing cancer surgical training around the world, but more work...

VR headset 780x450

Researchers review impact of pre-existing mental health disorders on received cancer treatment

A new systematic review from scientists at King’s explores the disparities in cancer treatment for people with and without pre-existing mental health...

cancer treatment mental health 780x450

King's oncologists comment on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care

The editorial, published in BMJ Oncology, explores the impact of the pandemic on the national cancer care system and the steps that should be taken going...

Cancer care

Senior King's oncologists collaborate to deliver report on the state of cancer research across the Africa

Senior oncologists Professor Richard Sullivan and Dr Ajay Aggarwal from King’s have co-ordinated a major report that reviews the state of cancer research...

Science research thumbnail

Senior King's oncologists weigh in on government health initiative

Senior oncologists at King’s have published an article for the British Medical Journal that weighs in on the government’s My Planned Care initiative and...

A stock image of a cancer patient

Researchers investigate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients

New research from the COVID-19 and Cancer Global Taskforce compares the COVID-19 vaccine protection across different types of cancers, and highlights new...

COVID vaccine lots 780x450

Significant international divide in cancer care and research outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

New findings show a significant gap in research funding between high-income and low-/middle-income countries (LMICs), with a majority of LMICS also lacking...

cancer research LMIC 780x440

Researchers examine the cost of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Understanding the economic impact of cancer within society is essential to help policymakers make rational choices and weigh up risks and benefits when it...

Cost of covid19

Features

What impact does war have on Ukrainian cancer care?

PROFESSOR RICHARD SULLIVAN: The rapid destruction of infrastructure including hospitals has hugely jeopardised treatment for cancer patients.

cancer care ukraine

Spotlight

How King's continues to tackle cancer and support cancer care and research

Saturday 4 February marks World Cancer Day. In order to honour this key date, we have highlighted some of the most important cancer-themed stories that have...

Cancer cells