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.