Dr Jason Lester


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Dr Jason Lester is a senior consultant Clinical Oncologist in South Wales. He trained and qualified in United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’s in 1993. He completed his general medical training in London and the South East of England before moving to Wales in 1997. He joined Velindre Cancer Centre in 1997 and completed his Clinical Oncology training in 2003.

He is a Member of The Royal College of Physicians (1997) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Radiologists (2001).


Dr Lester was appointed as a consultant Oncologist in 2003, specialising in the management of lung (non-small cell, small cell, mesothelioma) and urological (prostate, kidney, bladder) cancers. His NHS practice was based in Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff between 2003 and 2019. More recently, he has relocated to work in the South West Wales Cancer Centre in Swansea, and has clinics in Singleton Hospital, Morriston Hospital and Prince Philip Hospital.


Dr Lester is available for private consultations in his private clinic held at Rutherford Cancer Centre, Newport. Please follow the following link for further information


Dr Lester has over 16 years consultant experience in the management of lung and urological cancers.

Lung cancer expertise includes:

  • Chemotherapy, targeted therapies and immunotherapy for advanced lung cancer

  • Stereotactic radiotherapy for Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

  • Radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced small cell and NSCLC.

  • Advanced radiotherapy techniques

  • The treatment of malignant mesothelioma, including immunotherapy

Urological expertise includes:

  • Proton Beam Therapy

  • Advanced prostate radiotherapy, including VMAT

  • The systemic treatment of advanced prostate cancer

  • The treatment of advanced kidney cancer with targeted therapies and immunotherapy

  • The treatment of bladder cancer with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and combined modality therapy