Dr Simon Hughes

Clinical oncology

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About me

Dr Simon Hughes is Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.

He specialises in the treatment of Urological cancers:Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiotherapy for other Urological Cancers, SABR / Cyberknife (for Urological Cancers), Radionuclide Therapy (for Urological Cancers)

Simon Hughes trained at The United Dental and Medical Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (U.M.D.S.), where he also gained an Anatomy BSc with First Class Honours. His specialist training in Clinical Oncology included posts at The Middlesex Hospital, University College Hospital London, and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He also spent over 2-years working as a Research Fellow in the Imaging Sciences Laboratories (King’s College London) and the Centre for Medical Image Computing (University College London), developing novel radiotherapy techniques for treating mobile tumours

Simon continues to have an active role in Research and Development. He led the Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy Research and Development Team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals for 5 years, and was also Radiotherapy Clinical Trials Lead for the South East London Cancer Network during this period. His research interests include tumour motion, radiotherapy dose escalation, integration of functional imaging into radiotherapy planning, and the combination of novel agents with radiotherapy.

Simon’s other main interest is medical education. He is the Education and Training Lead for Cancer at King’s Health Partners; the Education and Training Lead for Guy’s Cancer Academy (which he founded); and an Associate Clinical Dean at GKT Medical School, King’s College London.

Nationally, Simon is the Treasurer for the British Uro-oncology Group. He was the co-opted oncologist for the British Association of Urological Surgeons: Oncology Section Committee from 2013-2017; is a past President of the Oncology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2011-2012), and served on council for over 10 years.

Areas of interest

Bladder Cancer;Prostate Cancer; Radiotherapy for other Urological Cancers; SABR / Cyberknife (for Urological Cancers); Radionuclide Therapy (for Urological Cancers)

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Procedures completed

  • X6581

    Clinical supervision of the delivery of a single fraction of radiotherapy - (5-50)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • X0008

    Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, for 16 or up to and including 30 fractions - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • X6772

    Preparation for complex radiotherapy with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • X0007

    Clinical supervision of external beam radiotherapy, up to and including 15 fractions or part thereof - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • X6910

    Clinical supervision of the planning of a course of simple radiotherapy - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

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