Professor Robert Thomas

Bedford and Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospitals

A Consultant Oncologist specialising in the treatment of breast, prostate and bowel cancer. He is a regular clinical teacher at Cambridge University.

He also a professor of Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire and leads an active clinical research unit which designs and conducts government backed studies evaluating the impact of exercise, diet and natural therapies. From this research he has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers including, the Worlds largest randomised controlled trial of a polyphenol rich nutritional supplement in patient with cancer (Pomi-T trial) and the randomised evaluation of a topical therapy which prevents
chemotherapy induced nail damage (Polybalm study).

As well as author of “Keep Healthy after Cancer”, and ''How to live to a 100'' he is medical advisor for the lifestyle and cancer website, the general lifestyle site and writes a popular health blog in partnership with exercise professionals and nutritionists. For these contributions he has been awarded many awards including The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year”.

dont miss

Evidence based lifestyle strategies after cancer - a research review

Survivorship strategies for people living with and beyond cancer have reached a new level of importance as remission and control rates improve. This talk summarised the evidence for strategies which improve gut health, chronic inflammation and immunity - all of which improve responses and tolerance to cancer therapies, especially latest generation biological immunotherapy agents.


  • Malcolm Wilson: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Malcolm Wilson
    The Colorectal & Peritoneal Oncology Centre, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

    Cytoreduction and HIPEC in the treatment of peritoneal disease from appendiceal and colorectal tumours

  • Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar
    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

    Radiotherapy developments in management of recurrent rectal cancers

  • Dr Catherine Coyle: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Catherine Coyle
    Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Prostate Cancer- the non surgical oncologists view

  • Mr Hamish Clouston: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Mr Hamish Clouston
    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

    Surgical Management of Advanced Colonic and Rectal Malignancies.

  • Geeta Shetty, MBBS, MS(Gen.Surg), DNB(Gen.Surg), DM, FRCS(Gen.Surg): Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Geeta Shetty, MBBS, MS(Gen.Surg), DNB(Gen.Surg), DM, FRCS(Gen.Surg)
    Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

    Chest Wall Perforator Flaps for Partial Breast Reconstruction