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National Head & Neck Oncology Meeting


Dr Tom Roques

Tom Roques trained as a clinical oncologist in London and Vancouver before becoming a consultant in Norwich in 2004. He specializes in head and neck, thyroid, upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers as well as lymphoma radiotherapy. He has particular interests in technical radiotherapy and in doctor–patient decision-making.

He was oncology service director in Norwich from 2010–2016. He has been chair of the Anglia East head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer multidisciplinary teams since 2005. He is radiotherapy lead for Norwich and was chair of the Anglia Alliance Radiotherapy Board from 2013–19.

Tom has written and spoken about target volume definition in head and neck and other cancers at national and international meetings and is part of the quality assurance team for two international head and neck trials. He has been local principal investigator for many other research studies. He was a member of the NICE head and neck cancer guideline committee and was chair for the NICE brain tumour guideline published in 2018. He is one of the four authors of the ‘red book’ (Practical Radiotherapy Planning) and has written many other book chapters as well as the 2017 RCR guideline on radiotherapy target volume definition and peer review.

Away from medicine he loves watching most sports though supporting Norwich City is not always a pleasure. He is a keen parkrunner and cyclist and sings in a chamber choir