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.


  • Professor Noel Clarke: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor Noel Clarke
    The Christie and Salford Royal Hospitals, Manchester UK

    Improving Prostate Cancer Outcomes Through Cancer Trials

  • Maureen (Mo) Beange: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Maureen (Mo) Beange
    Vision RT

    Benefits of SGRT for patients receiving radiotherapy for Breast cancer

  • Dr Penny Kechagioglou: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Penny Kechagioglou
    GenesisCare UK

    Breast cancer Service of the Future: a service transformation

  • Anders Johnsson: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Anders Johnsson
    Scandinavian ChemoTech AB

    Dynamic-ElectroEnhanced Chemotherapy brings relief to palliative patients with a large tumour burden

  • Chris Carrigan: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Chris Carrigan
    Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK

    Patient Engagement in the uses of Patient Data