Dr Nick Plowman is a highly experienced and pioneering
cancer specialist with a special interest in developing more effective
treatments for cancer with fewer resulting side effects.
Dr Plowman is Head of Clinical Oncology at St
Bartholomew's Hospital and Senior Clinical Oncologist to The Hospital for Sick
Children Great Ormond Street, London. He also undertakes visiting duties
at two of London's leading specialist hospitals, St Mark's Hospital for
colorectal diseases, Harrow and Moorfield's Eye Hospital.
An expert in chemotherapy and radiation therapy for
As a leading authority on the optimal management of
cancer, Dr Plowman is an expert on both radiation and drug therapies for all
forms of the disease. He is skilled in the latest
stereotactic radiotherapy techniques, CyberKnife and GammaKnife, which destroy
tumours with a beam of targeted radiation, minimising any damage to surrounding
tissues, and is highly experienced in the use of modern external beam conformal
radiotherapy machines, which are also associated with fewer side effects than
traditional radiotherapy machines. Dr Plowman has a special interest in seed
implantation brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
Dr Plowman’s pioneering team at St
Bartholomew's Hospital has been responsible for many developments in medical
and radiotherapy techniques that are now considered standard practice, such as
drug treatments that interrupt adrenal sex steroid production in breast and
prostate cancer. Committed to developing treatments that work more effectively
with fewer side effects, Dr Plowman and his team are currently exploring how
understanding DNA repair mechanisms can further this aim with regard to
Cancer treatment in Harley Street, London
Based at The Oncology Clinic in Harley
Street, London, Dr Plowman is able to offer diagnosis and treatment for all
forms of cancer using the latest radiotherapy techniques and drug and hormone
therapies, with a specialist interest in:
Childhood and adolescent cancer
A comprehensive resouce for patients about all forms of cancer, diagnosis and treatment, written and maintained by Dr Plowman.
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