Dr Alec McDonald

Dr McDonald is not currently taking any new patient referrals.

After graduation from the University of Glasgow Medical School he undertook specialist oncology training in Glasgow and on Merseyside. He has more than 20 years experience at consultant level based in the West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

His specialist clinical practice focuses exclusively on lower gastro-intestinal malignancies (colorectal and anal cancers).

Special clinical interests include the use of adjuvant (post-operative) and neo-adjuvant (pre-operative) therapies, the non-operative management of rectal cancer and the incorporation of new drugs into clinical practice.

He is actively involved in clinical research for the treatment of colorectal cancers and previous research includes studies of mechanisms of chemotherapy drug resistance, trials of new anti-cancer drugs and novel approaches in the management of rectal cancer.

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