As part of the Bone Cancer Awareness Initiative we have formed a Task Force of medical professionals to support with the initiative. Meet our experts below.
Krista Bose - Medical Student
Krista is a final year medical student and just months away from becoming a junior doctor. Krista was also diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2018.
Dr Phil Green - GP
Phil has over 20 years' experience as a GP and was also diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 17-years-old in 1987.
Geraint Davies - Macmillan Specialist Orthopaedic Oncology Physiotherapist
Geraint is a Specialist Practitioner, which is the equivalent to a Clinical Nurse Specialist. He is responsible for a wider range of patients – from those who have a history of a benign bone tumour to those who have been diagnosed with a malignant primary bone cancer.
Jonathan Stevenson - Orthopaedic Oncology Specialist
Jonathan is a specialist in orthopaedic oncology at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He qualified at the University of Birmingham in 2005, gained his specialist training at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and began working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in 2015. He is a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Aston University.
Dr Rajesh Botchu - Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Dr Rajesh is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He was appointed in 2014 after completing his Radiology training at Leicester and Norwich and subspecialty training at ROH, Birmingham, CIM, Geneva and NOC, Oxford in Musculoskeletal and Spinal imaging as well as interventional techniques.
Dr Sandra Strauss - Orthopaedic Oncology Specialist
Dr Strauss is part of the oncology team on the Sarcoma Unit at University College Hospital, and specialises in the systemic treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas in both adults and teenagers.