Dr Simon Thomas

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University departments
Department of Physics
Department of Oncology

Position: Consultant Clinical Scientist. Head of Radiotherapy Physics
Personal home page: http://www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes/services/clinical/medical_physics/medical_physics/radiotherapy_physics.html

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Dr Simon Thomas is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Research description

Radiotherapy Physics. Computational Radiotherapy. Member of VoxTox research group.

Research Programme
Advanced Cancer Imaging

Radiotherapy Physics. Medical Physics.

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Key publications

Thomas, S. J., Evans, B. J., Harihar, L., Chantler, H. J., Martin, A. G., & Harden, S. V. (2019). An evaluation of the mid-ventilation method for the planning of stereotactic lung plans. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 137, 110-116.

David J.Noble, Ping-LinYeap, Shannon Y.K.Seah, KarlHarrison, Leila E.A.Shelley, Marina Romanchikova, Amy M.Bates, YaolinZheng, Gillian C.Barnett, Richard J.Benson, Sarah J.Jefferies, Simon J.Thomas, RajJena, Neil G.Burnet. Anatomical change during radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, and its effect on delivered dose to the spinal cord. Radiotherapy & Onology 2018.

DJ Eaton, JP Byrne, VP Cosgrove, SJ Thomas
Unintended doses in radiotherapy-over, under and outside?
The British Journal of Radiology, 2018.

F Brochu, M Romanchikova, SJ Thomas, ACF Hoole, DJ Noble, MPD Simmons, M Gurnell, MA Parker, NG Burnet
Reduction in Total Radiation Exposure Using X-ray Image Guidance Illustrated in a Patient Receiving Pituitary Radiotherapy. Clinical Oncology March 2018 Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 199–200

Marina Romanchikova, Karl Harrison, Neil G Burnet, Andrew FC Hoole, Michael PF Sutcliffe, Michael Andrew Parker, Rajesh Jena, Simon J Thomas. Automated retrieval of radiotherapy data for clinical trials, audit and research
The British journal of radiology,2018, https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20170651

SJ Thomas, AR Geater. Implications of Leaf Fluence Opening Factors on transfer of plans between matched helical tomotherapy machines. 2018 Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express 4 017001.

Neil G Burnet, Jessica E Scaife, Marina Romanchikova, Simon J Thomas, Amy M Bates, Emma Wong, David J Noble, Leila EA Shelley, Simon J Bond, Julia R Forman, Andrew CF Hoole, Gillian C Barnett, Frederic M Brochu, Michael PD Simmons, Raj Jena, Karl Harrison, Ping Lin Yeap, Amelia Drew, Emma Silvester, Patrick Elwood, Hannah Pullen, Andrew Sultana, Shannon YK Seah, Megan Z Wilson, Simon G Russell, Richard J Benson, Yvonne L Rimmer, Sarah J Jefferies, Nicolette Taku, Mark Gurnell, Andrew S Powlson, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Xiaohao Cai, Michael PF Sutcliffe, Michael A Parker. Applying physical science techniques and CERN technology to an unsolved problem in radiation treatment for cancer: the multidisciplinary ‘VoxTox’research programme.
CERN ideaSquare journal of experimental innovation. Volume 1. Issue 1. 10.23726/cij.2017.457

A Drew, P J Elwood, K Harrison, M A Parker, H L Pullen,
M Romanchikova, E Silvester, A D Sultana, M P F Sutcliffe,
S J Thomas and P L Yeap Using computing models from particle physics
to investigate dose-toxicity correlations
in cancer radiotherapy 2017 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 898 072048

S.M. Holloway, M.D.Holloway,& S.J.Thomas A method for acquiring random range uncertainty
probability distributions in proton therapy Physics in Medicine and Biology 2017 https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6560/aa9502

LEA Shelley, JE Scaife, M Romanchikova, K Harrison, JR Forman, AM Bates, DJ Noble, R Jena, MA Parker, MPF Sutcliffe, SJ Thomas, NG Burnet Delivered dose can be a better predictor of rectal toxicity than planned dose in prostate radiotherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology 123,3, 466-471 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2017.04.008

PL Yeap, D Noble, K Harrison, A Bates, N Burnet, R Jena, M Romanchikova, M Sutcliffe, S Thomas, G Barnett, R Benson, S Jefferies, M Parker. Automatic contour propagation using deformable image registration to determine delivered dose to spinal cord in head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2017 doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa76aa

Mathieu Schopfer, Simon J. Thomas, G. Samuel J. Tudor, Jean Bourhis, Francois Bochud, Raphael Moeckli. Implementation of TomoEDGE in the independent dose calculator CheckTomo J Appl Clin Med Phys 2017; 18:2:92–99 DOI: 10.1002/acm2.12048

Simon J Thomas, Marina Romanchikova, Karl Harrison, M Andrew Parker, Amy M Bates, Jessica E Scaife, Michael PF Sutcliffe, Neil G Burnet Recalculation of dose for each fraction of treatment on TomoTherapy. British Journal of Radiology 89, 1059DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150770 2016

Jessica E Scaife, Simon J Thomas, Karl Harrison, Marina Romanchikova, Michael PF Sutcliffe, Julia R Forman, Amy M Bates, Raj Jena, M Andrew Parker, Neil G Burnet. Accumulated dose to the rectum, measured using dose–volume histograms and dose-surface maps, is different from planned dose in all patients treated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer British Journal of Radiology http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150243 2015

Jessica E Scaife , Gillian G Barnett, , David J Noble , Raj Jena, Simon J Thomas, , Catharine ML West, Neil G Burnet, Exploiting biological and physical determinants of radiotherapy toxicity to individualise treatment British Journal of Radiology http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150172 2015
S E McGowan, F Albertini, S J Thomas and A J Lomax (13 March 2015) Defining robustness protocols: a method to include and evaluate robustness in clinical plans Phys. Med. Biol. 60 (2015) 2671–2684

A.G.R. Martin , S.J. Thomas , S.V. Harden , N.G. Burnet (2015) Evaluating Competing and Emerging Technologies for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Other Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques. May 2015Volume 27, Issue 5, Pages 251–259 doi:10.1016/j.clon.2015.01.034

J Scaife, K Harrison, M Romanchikova, A Parker, M Sutcliffe, S Bond, S Thomas, S Freeman, R Jena, A Bates, N Burnet Random variation in rectal position during radiotherapy for prostate cancer is two to three times greater than that predicted from prostate motion The British Journal of Radiology 87,1042 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20140343 (2015)