Mr John Bulter


Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Female Health Screen
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Vulval disease
  • Menopause
  • BRCA


Mr John Butler is a gynaecological surgeon.

He is certified as both a specialist gynaecologist and

sub-specialist gynaecological oncology by the RCOG.

Mr John Butler is a gynaecological surgeon. He is certified as both a specialist gynaecologist and sub-specialist gynaecological oncology by the RCOG.

He has an active research portfolio and has published extensively on gynaecological cancer, international cancer survival, and cancer policy.
He is the lead clinician to the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, a member of the Cancer Research UK early diagnosis committee, and a member of the Cancer Research UK clinical advisory committee. He is also a trustee of the Lady Garden Foundation.

Mr Butler’s main interests include ultra-radical gynaecological cancer surgery, fertility-preserving surgery for cervical cancer, minimal access surgery, risk-reducing surgery for BRCA, and vulval cancer.


Mr Butler was qualified in medicine from St Mary’s Hospital in 2000 and continued his postgraduate training in London, including his oncology training at The Royal Marsden and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.


Specialist surgery for ovarian cancer in England.
Butler J, Gildea C, Poole J, Meechan D, Nordin A.
Gynecol Oncol. 2015 (epub. ahead of print)
Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2)
Allemani C, Weir HK, Carreira H, … Butler J et al.
Lancet. 2015 Mar 14;385(9972):977-1010.
No socioeconomic inequalities in ovarian cancer survival within two randomised clinical trials
Abdel-Rahman ME, Butler J, Sydes MR, Parmar MK, Gordon E, Harper P, Williams C, Crook A, Sandercock J, Swart AM, Rachet B, Coleman MP; ICON2 and ICON3 investigators.
Br J Cancer. 2014 Jul 29;111(3):589-97.
Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer
Butler J and Lawrence
Springer New York (2014) (Book chapter)
Stage at diagnosis and colorectal cancer survival in six high-income countries: a population-based study of patients diagnosed during 2000-2007
Maringe C, Walters S, Rachet B, Butler J, et al.
Acta Oncol. 2013 Jun;52(5):919-32.
International comparability of stage at diagnosis in cancer registries: lessons from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership
S Walters, C Maringe, J Butler, J Brierley, B Rachet, M P Coleman.
Int J Cancer. 2013 Feb 1;132(3):676-85.
Referrals to secondary care. Referral rates for postmenopausal bleeding are not respectable.
John Butler, Sean Kehoe, John Shepherd, Desmond Barton, Jane Bridges, Thomas Ind, Marielle Nobbenhuis, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Tania Adib, and Karina Reynolds. 2010.
. BMJ 341 (January): c7407. (Letter)
Medicine Before the NHS
Butler J
Quay Books 2009 (Book chapter)
. Prognostic Factors for Lymph Node Metastasis in Squamous Cell Cancer of the Vulva (VSCC).
J Butler, P Blake, and JE Bridges. 2006.
International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer October 2006. (Published abstract)
Auditing morbidity and mortality in gynaecological surgery.
Butler J and Ind T 2004
Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology 14 (6) (December): 426–433

International Presentations

The Impact of cancer policy: specialist surgery for ovarian cancer in England 2000 to 2009.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles 2013
Have the recent survival improvements in ovarian cancer been seen in elderly women with ovarian cancer? Evidence from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership.
Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Dusseldorf and Leiden, 2013
International variations in Ovarian Cancer Survival.
International Gynaecological Cancer Society Biennial Meeting, Vancouver 2012
Recent Advances in Ovarian cancer treatments – what it means for patients.
International ovarian cancer patient seminar, Berlin 2012
Gynaecological Cancer Survival in Europe.
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, Milan 2011
Impact of the WHO Pledge to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections.
World Health Assembly, Geneva, 2010

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