Dr Shibani Nicum


BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP, DPhil

GMC number: 4285049

Practicing since: 1996


Medical Oncology

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Dr Shibani Nicum is a Consultant Medical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with ovarian and other gynaecological cancers at the Oxford Cancer Centre. She graduated from the University of Birmingham and completed her specialist Medical Oncology training at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, prior to taking up her current post at The Cancer Centre in Oxford in 2009.  

Dr Nicum is the Lead Clinician for the Gynae-oncology Unit and the Oxford Multidisciplinary Team. She is also the Lead for the Thames Valley Gynaecology Cancer Alliance Group. Through these roles, she is committed to ensuring that all patients have streamlined access to high quality, evidence based treatment. Her particular interests are in BRCA mutated cancers, and the development of new therapies in order to personalise patient care. 

Dr Nicum won a national peer reviewed grant from Cancer Research UK to undertake laboratory based research and was awarded a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2007. She has also co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the field of medical oncology.

Dr Nicum is the Oxford Gynae-oncology Research Lead and is actively involved in translating advances in the laboratory into benefit for patients. She is the Chief Investigator for the CRUK OCTOVA Trial, the 6MP BRCA trial and the upcoming ICON9 Trial. She is also the Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials of novel agents for women with advanced malignancies. Dr Nicum is also an active committee member of the UK National Cancer Research Institute Gynaecological Oncology Clinical Studies Group and also the Ovarian Cancer Clinical Studies Subgroup.

Special interests

Gynaecological Oncology-Chemotherapy

Other interests

Clinical Trials

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Shibani Nicum at Nuffield Health

  • Chemotherapy
  • Gynaecological biopsies

Locations Dr Shibani Nicum works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Physicians

Other post held

  • Oxford University Hospitals

Insurers Dr Shibani Nicum works with

Dr Shibani Nicum works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Shibani Nicum does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Shibani Nicum does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Shibani Nicum does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.