Kenneth Arthur Newton

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 27 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6190
  1. R H Phillips,
  2. Bob Phillips,
  3. Charlie Westbury

Kenneth Arthur (“Ken”) Newton was an extraordinarily gifted cancer specialist at Westminster Hospital, London, during the second half of the 20th century. His approach to the management of cancer was strongly influenced by an eminent Westminster Hospital surgeon, Sir Stanford Cade, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary management of malignant disease. Sir Stanford sent Ken, at that time a senior registrar, to the United States in 1955 for three months, where, in addition to radiotherapy, he studied the new discipline of cancer chemotherapy. On his return he was well equipped to treat …

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