Professor Robert Thomas is a Senior Clinical Tutor of oncology in Cambridge University. Awarded in 2007 the “Oncologist of the Year” by The British Oncology Association, he is a practicing consultant, cancer specialist, with 30 years experience in patient care.
He now leads chemotherapy services at the Primrose Oncology & Research Unit, Bedford and treats patients with radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
His interests include the care of patients with breast, prostate, bladder, kidney, Skin and bowel cancer using chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents.
Despite a long history of basic scientific and laboratory research his own academic interests now focus on ways to improve patient’s quality of life, reduce their side effects and improve their understanding of their disease and treatment options. He has designed, conducted and published six nationally ethically approved scientific studies as well as a number of cost effectiveness studies linked to Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Oxford, Cambridge and Hull Universities. The methodology for this research is also now being taught to colleagues and students internationally in formal teaching programs, medical conferences and invited lectures.