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Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at the Primrose Oncology Unit, Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a professor of Biological and Exercise Science at Coventry University, a professor of Sports Science at the University of Bedfordshire, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University.  He is author of the book “Lifestyle after Cancer” and medical advisor for the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk. and the general lifetsyle site keep-healthy.com. He has an academic interest in the evaluation of nutritional, lifestyle and self help strategies with aim to empower patients with the truth after cancer. He has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers including, in the last 2 years, the worlds largest randomised controlled trial of a polyphenol rich nutritional supplement in men with prostate cancer  and the evaluation of an essential oil topical treatments which virtually eliminate distressing chemotherapy associated nail damage.

He was joint author for the Macmillan funded evidence review for the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative and designed the UK’s first government approved qualification in exercise rehabilitation for cancer patients. He has been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and the Hospital Doctor magazine “Doctor of the Year” and the Royal College Medal for his contribution to medical research.

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