Dr Nick Plowman
Chairman, medical advisory board | Appointed: | Nationality:
Skills and experience
Dr Nick Plowman is head of Clinical Oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Senior Clinical Oncologist to the
Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street ("GOSH") in London. He has more than thirty years’ experience
in radiation oncology in adults and children – pioneering lens sparing ocular radiotherapy, linac based radiosurgery
and later being heavily involved in Gamma Knife, IMRT, and Cyberknife projects. Dr. Plowman is the director
of The CyberKnife Centre London on Harley Street.
Dr Plowman probably has the UK’s widest experience in new radiation techniques and paediatric radiotherapy
and has written widely on critical appraisals of new and existing techniques. He has published some twenty
original research papers on intracranial radiosurgery and the UK’s first research paper on spinal radiosurgery. Dr
Plowman part funds a laboratory project at Brunel University exploring DNA repair mechanisms, their deficiencies
with regards to intrinsic radiosensitivity of normal host tissues and interference with these repair mechanisms
with particular regard to irradiated tumours.