Please note this is a closed group and membership is by invitation only.


Dr David Gilligan, Consultant Oncologist at Cambridge University Hospitals & Royal Papworth Hospitals, Cambridge, UK and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge


Tumours of the thymus gland constitute a rare but significant part of thoracic oncology. Management of these tumours can be complex and is often poorly understood. The BTOG Thymic Malignancies SIG is a multi-disciplinary group of interested health care professionals, including the patient advocacy group ThymicUK. The aims of this group are to promote understanding, improve knowledge of thymic tumours and to work co-operatively to improve the management pathways for thymic tumours.


Thymic epithelial tumours (thymoma & thymic carcinoma) - A guide for patients and their carers. This document is subject to © 2022 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. This document may be copied for use within the NHS only on the condition that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is acknowledged as the creator.

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Thymic epithelial tumours: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (Annals of Oncology link)

ThymicUK | Support Group & Advocator for Thymic Cancers (Thymoma, Thymic Carcinoma)

Thymus cancer | Macmillan Cancer Support


Surname First Name Speciality Job Title Place of Work
Bille Andrea Surgery Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Guys  & St Thomas' NHSFT
Colvin Marrika Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist Guys & St Thomas' NHSFT
Datta Shalini Radiology Consultant Radiologist West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung centre
Duerden Rebecca Radiology Consultant Radiologist University South Manchester NHS Trust
Eaton Marie Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist Christie Hospital
Evison Matthew Respiratory Consultant Respiratory Physician Manchester North West Lung Centre and University of Manchester NHS Trust
Gault Abigail Research Clinical Research Associate Newcastle University
Ghattas Sandy Respiratory ST6 Respiratory Royal Papworth Hospital
Gilligan David Clinical Oncology/Chair Consultant Clinical Oncologist University of Cambridge
Harris Margaret Clinical Oncology Consultant & Honorary Senior Lectuer Christie Hospital
Holmes Chloe Nursing Specialist Nurse Royal Papworth Hospital
Jain Pooja Clinical Oncology Consultant in Microbiology & Immunology Leeds Teaching Hospital
Karapanagiotou Eleni Medical Oncology Consultant Medical Oncologist Guys and St Thomas' NHSFT
Kirk Alan Surgery Consultant Thoracic Surgeon West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung centre
Leite Maria Isabel Neurology Consultant Neurologist and Associate Professor University of Oxford and Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust
Lynskey Deirdre Radiology Clinical Oncology Radiologist Addenbrookes Hospital
Montero Angeles Pathology Consultant Pathologist Manchester University Hospital
Popat Sanjay Medical Oncology Consultant Thoracic Medical Oncologist Royal Marsden Hospital
Rammohan Kandadai Surgery Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Manchester University of Manchester NHS Trust
Robinson Stephen Clinical Oncology Academic Fellow & Clinical Oncology Registrar Imperial College NHS Trust
Ruddock Karen Advocate Advocate & Chair Thymic UK Thymic UK
Succony Laura Respiratory Consultant Respiratory Physician Addenbrookes Hospital
Summers Yvonne Medical Oncology Consultant Medical Oncologist Christie Hospital

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