Nick Plowman: Consultant Clinical Oncologist, London
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, London: Nick Plowman
Nick Plowman is a Harley Street based expert on the use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer, with a special interest in improving cure rates in cancer, whilst reducing the side effects of therapy.
Dr Nick Plowman, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCR is Senior Clinical Oncologist to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, London. He also undertakes visiting duties at St Mark's Hospital in Harrow, the country's leading specialist hospital for colorectal and intestinal disease, and at Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Plowman graduated from Guy's Hospital Medical School in 1974, having previously gained First Class Honours in both the Medical Sciences Tripos and the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge University. He then completed his thesis at Cambridge University before joining St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he has been Head of Department since 1989.
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An expert on both radiation therapy and chemotherapy, Dr
Plowman is dedicated to exploring the best methods of non-surgical
therapies for the treatment of cancer and is at the forefront of new
techniques in radiotherapy and medical oncology.
In medical oncology, his main contribution has been the
demonstration of the importance of adrenal sex steroid production in
both breast and prostate cancer and he pioneered therapies aimed at
interrupting these pathways in both diseases. These are now the
standard treatments worldwide.
Dr Plowman has a long term interest in the advances of
external beam conformal radiotherapy and seed implantation brachytherapy
for the treatment of prostate cancer and in hormonal methods of
therapy. He is experienced in the use of the latest stereotactic
radiotherapy techniques that deliver targeted radiation, such as the
Gamma Knife and CyberKnife systems.
Dr Plowman's research interests lie in reducing the
toxicity of cancer drugs and minimising the side effects associated with
radiotherapy. His current research involves the study of DNA repair
genes with regard to predicting unusual toxicity from standard therapies
in individual patients. It is hoped that the therapeutic interruption
of these pathways may lead to improved cancer treatment.
Having published over 300 original, peer-reviewed
research papers on radiotherapy and clinical oncology, Dr Plowman is a
respected contributor to the academic literature. He is the author of:
||Overviews on breast and gastrointestinal cancer (modern management)
||Optimal methods of treating prostate cancer
The Complications of Cancer Management (Ed P N Plowman)
Stereotactically delivered brain radiation therapy (radiosurgery) and brain tumour therapies
Paediatric Oncology (Ed P N Plowman, CR Pinkerton)
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