Dr Ananth Shankar

Dr Ananth ShankarTel: 020 3447 9950
Fax: 020 3447 9064
Email: ananth.shankar@uclh.nhs.uk

University College Hospital

Children and young people's cancer services, Children and young people's services

Professional background

Ananth Shankar is a Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist at UCL Hospitals and is the Clinical Lead for Adolescent Neuro-oncology. Ananth Shankar studied medicine at Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India and trained in Paediatric Oncology at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin and the Royal Marsden Hospital. His MD thesis was in Paediatric Lymphomas and he was previously a Research Fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. His key interests are in adolescent neuro-oncology and nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma [LPHL] and he is the current UK Chief Investigator for the International EuroNet LPHL trial.

Dr Ananth Shankar has a morning outpatients' clinic every Wednesday at UCH.

Research interests

  • Adolescent neuro-oncology, especially low-grade gliomas
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Rare tumours such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma



Aminoglycoside-induced deafness during treatment of acute leukaemia.  Bitner-Glindzicz M, Osei-Lah V, Colvin I, Sirimanna T, Lucas D, Mac Ardle B, Webb D, Shankar A, Kingston J, Jenkins L, Rahman S. Arch Dis Child. 2010 Feb;95(2):153-5   
Hospital ventilation, heat and humidity – risk of fungal and other infections. Saha V, Shanson E, Shankar A, Samuel D, Millar M. J Hosp Infect. 2010 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]   
Comparison of whole body STIR-HASTE MRI and 18FDG PET/CT for the initial staging of pediatric and adolescent lymphoma. Punwani S, Taylor SA, Bainbridge A, Prakash V, Bandula S, De Vita E, Olsen OE, Hain SF, Daw S, Shankar A, Bomanji J, Humphries P.  Radiology 2010 Apr;255(1):182-90.   
Outcome of children with nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma – A Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group report G. W. Hall, N. Katzilakis, C.R. Pinkerton, G. Nicolin, S. Ashley, Keith McCarthy, S.Daw, M. Hewitt, W. H. Wallace, A. Shankar. Br J Haematol; 38:761-8, 2007   
Hodgkin's lymphoma in children aged 5 years or less - The United Kingdom experience. S. Stoneham, S Ashley, C. R. Pinkerton, M. Hewitt, WH Wallace, A.G. Shankar. European Journal of Cancer; 43: 1415-1421, 2007,    
Evidenced Based Paediatric Oncology [2nd edition] BMJ Publications Eds. Ross Pinkerton, A.G. Shankar and Katherine Matthay [2007]   
The Lymphomas [2nd edition], Chapter – Childhood Lymphomas – Vaskar Saha and A.G. Shankar. Saunders Elsevier, Eds. B.D. Young, G. Cancellos and A. Lister [2006]

GMC/GDC number: 4380308