Thomson, David

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Name

David Thomson

Job title

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Email Address

b.birchenough@nhs.net

Phone number

0161 446 8457

Qualifications

MA (Oxon.) BMBCh PGCME MD MRCP FRCR

Specialities

Head and neck concology

Started at The Christie (Year)

2009

Responsibilities

  • Head and neck oncology; treating patients with intensity-modulated radiotherapy, proton beam therapy, chemotherapy, biological and immunotherapies
  • Honorary Professor of Oncology at the University of Liverpool
  • Clinical Lead for Head at Neck Cancer at Greater Manchester Cancer

Professional biography

Prof Thomson is an experienced clinician with a substantial national and international reputation in his field of head and neck oncology. He leads a globally impactful research programme to improve the outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer, and is chief investigator of three large multicentre head and neck cancer clinical trials. He is also the head and neck cancer clinical lead at Greater Manchester Cancer.

Prof Thomson has roles on several head and neck cancer guidelines and strategy groups including those for NCRI, HNCIG and PTCOG. He is an Associate Section Editor for the leading international radiotherapy journal (IJROBP), has a wide range of head and neck cancer publications including papers in major journals such as JCO and Lancet Oncology, and has delivered a number of invited lectures at national and international meetings.

Research Interest

Advanced radiotherapy technologies and adaptation; proton beam therapy; salivary gland cancers; tumour hypoxia modification; clinical trials

Educational Interests

Postgraduate medical education; radiotherapy quality assurance

Publications

The Christie Private Care

Dr. Thomson also practises privately at The Christie Private Care