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Dr Robert Thomas
Consultant Oncologist

MbChb MRCP MD FRCR

Telephone: 
01223 216555
Secretary: 
Aubury Tracey
GMC number: 
2917443
Specialties: 
  • Breast, urology and colorectal cancers managed with hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapies and radiotherapy.
  • Special research interest include the evaluation of diet, lifestyle and self help strategies after cancer.

Dr Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Addenbrooke's and Bedford Hospitals, a visiting Professor at Cranfield University and a clinical teacher at Cambridge University. He is author of the book “Lifestyle after Cancer”, Chair of the Exercise Expert Advisory committee for Macmillan Cancer Support and Editor of the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk. He designed the UK’s first government approved course for a qualification in cancer exercise rehabilitation. He directs an active research unit, which has designed several UK studies, published 75 scientific papers and presented over 100 abstracts at international conferences. This included the world's largest double blind randomised evaluation of a polyphenol rich food supplement (www.cancernet.co.uk/Pomi-t.htm). Dr Thomas is patron of the National Confederation of Survivourship Charities. He is an editorial member of the National Cancer Research Complementary therapy Research Committee and National survivorship committee. In 2001 he was voted Hospital Doctor Magazine “Doctor of the Year” and in 2007 The British Oncology Association “Oncologist of the Year”. He is a media spokesman for Macmillan Cancer Relief and gives live interviewes for the national media including The London programme, Panorama, BBC news, radio 4 and News Night with Jeremy Paxman. He is editorial advisor for Channel 4 series The Food Doctor with Dr Pixie Mckenna and is medical advisor and regularly featured on Channel 5 news.