David George Lowthian Pickering

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1040

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Consultant oncologist and radiotherapist Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (b Leeds 1949; q Westminster Hospital, London, 1972), died from a heart attack on 20 July 2002.

On graduating, David briefly joined the Royal Navy as a doctor and learnt to fly and scuba dive. He was appointed to Tunbridge Wells in 1987 based at Pembury Hospital, moving to the Mid-Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone Hospital in 1993. Here he became deputy clinical director and lead clinician of the Kent Oncology Centre, dealing particularly with breast and bowel cancer. David died suddenly while bicycling in Corfu with his family. He leaves a wife, Pam; and two sons.

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