Anne Thomas Biography

Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Southampton University Medical School.  Her medical career started in Southampton with her taking up a pre-registration house job in Medical Oncology. She later moved to Nottingham to take up an SHO Medical Rotation, which led to her becoming a Medical Registrar in the mid-nineties. Whilst based at Nottingham, Anne moved into a Cancer Research Campaign Clinical Research Fellowship in Medical Oncology where she undertook a PhD. Following this, Anne moved to Leicester, and subsequently Peterborough as she took up Specialist Registrar and Locum Consultant Posts respectively.  She returned to Leicester in 2002 as a Consultant in Medical Oncology, progressing to become a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Medical Oncology in July 2004 and then Reader and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology in 2010.  In 2013, Anne became Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology.

Anne is also the Clinical Director of the Cancer Research UK Leicester Centre and Joint Lead of the Leicester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.

Clinical Responsibilities

Anne specialises in the management of patients with upper and lower gastrointestinal malignancies including gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST).  

Clinical Research

Anne's expertise is in the design and running of early phase clinical studies. She is Director of the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Facility at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.   

Overarching research

Individualise the care of cancer patients from consultation to treatment.  

  • Design and running of early phase clinical studies
  • Prediction of chemotherapy toxicity – individualising chemotherapy for patients
  • Improving information exchange in oncology consultations

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