Dr David Cobben


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Senior Lecturer of Thoracic Radiation Oncology, University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 


David Cobben, MD, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Radiation Oncology at the Division of Molecular and Cancer Sciences (University of Manchester) and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist (The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester) with a specialist interest in lung cancer radiotherapy.

David Cobben trained in Maastricht until 2012 and worked as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Scientist in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland until 2017. In 2017 he accepted a Senior Lecturer-Honorary Consultant position in Manchester.

His interests lie in research and development of MR-guided lung cancer radiotherapy.



Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist in lung cancer radiotherapy at
Manchester University and The Christie National Health Care Trust. Manchester. UK
Clinical focus on lung cancer radiotherapy
Research focus on MR-guided radiotherapy in lung cancer


Certification as Postgraduate Medical Trainer by Northern Ireland Medical
and Dental Training Agency.
GCP certification for secondary care in the United Kingdom.


Consultant Clinical Oncologist and researcher at Radiotherapy Unit, North West Cancer Centre,
Derry-Londonderry, United Kingdom.
Clinical focus on lung, breast and gastro-intestinal malignancies.
Research focus on extent of motion of the heart for heart sparing lung cancer radiotherapy


Clinical Scientist at Philip Research, department Oncology Solutions, Eindhoven. NL.
Focus on multi-disciplinary tumour board decision support software in lung cancer
and colorectal cancer
Member of the Commission on Quality of Dutch Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Member of team writing the Policy plan on Quality in Radiation Oncology Care in the Netherlands.
Focus on quality indicators.


Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Dr Bernard Verbeeten Institute, Tilburg, NL.
Clinical focus on breast cancer, lung cancer and palliation.
Research focus on breath hold in loco-regional breast cancer irradiation


Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Research Fellow, University Medical Centre Utrecht, NL.
Clinical focus on lung cancer, breast cancer and gastro-intestinal cancers.
Research focus on role of MR in lung cancer radiotherapy planning.
GCP certification for secondary care in The Netherlands.


Registrar in Radiation Oncology, MAASTRO Clinic and Catharina Hospital. Eindhoven. NL.


Registrar in Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen and Medical Centre Leeuwarden, NL.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies


International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer


British Thoracic Oncology Group


Member of the Royal College of Radiologists


Commission on Quality of Dutch Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (NVRO)


Dutch Platform for Lung Cancer Radiotherapy


Dutch Lung Radiotherapy Audit, representative of UMCU.



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