Dr Frank Ellis

F Ellis, KES 1917-1924; died Oxford 3 February 2006 aged 100
Dr Frank Ellis - Energetic and long-lived idealist who pioneered cancer radiotherapy

Frank Ellis, radiation oncologist: born Sheffield 22 August 1905; head of radiotherapy, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield 1930-43, Royal London Hospital 1943-50, Churchill Hospital, Oxford 1950-70; President, British Institute of Radiology 1962-63; OBE 2000; married 1932 Dorothy Parr (died 1990; two sons, two daughters, and one son deceased); died Oxford 3 February 2006.

Frank Ellis was Britain's most eminent radiation oncologist. Energetic, enthusiastic, creative and compassionate, he was a wonderful man who built up clinical departments, from scratch or almost from scratch, in Sheffield, London and Oxford. In a 60-year career he became a world leader in cancer radiotherapy.

Independent - Published: 25 February 2006
There was a memorial service for him at Woolfson College, Oxford, on 17th June 2006.