Thomas Richards


24 years of experience
24 years of experience



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Dr Tom Richards is a consultant clinical oncologist specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and breast cancers. He is the clinical lead of the GI and breast cancer radiotherapy units at University College London NHS Hospital (UCLH) and honorary consultant in Clinical Oncology at The Whittington NHS Hospital. Prior to his appointment at UCLH, he was Clinical Oncology consultant in the GI and breast units at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London NHS Hospitals.

He is an experienced oncologist treating oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreaticobiliary, colorectal and breast cancers. His specialist expertise is the delivery of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and biological targeted drugs for cancers at these sites. His particular interest is in technical radiotherapy treatments using cyberknife and intensity-modulated radiotherapy and motion management techniques using 4D-CT radiotherapy planning, deep inspiratory breath-hold and image-guided radiotherapy.

After graduation from Imperial College School of Medicine in London, his subsequent general internal medicine training was at King's College Hospital, London. He undertook specialist oncology training at St Bartholomew's and The Royal Marsden Hospitals in London. In 2015 he was awarded a PhD from the University of London for clinical and translation research performed at The Institute of Cancer Research, King's College London and The Royal Marsden Hospital. He studied the mechanisms by which therapeutic radiation affects normal tissues and strategies to detect and reduce late toxicity after curative treatment. He was awarded the Johnson and Johnson clinical research prize in 2012 for work contributing to his PhD.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a member of The Royal College of Physicians, ESMO and ESTRO. He has spoken and chaired sessions at numerous national and international meetings. He is course tutor and examiner for the Institute of Cancer research MSc course and is the local principal investigator for several GI cancer clinical trials. Dr Richards is passionate to improve cancer outcomes, develop clinical research and deliver innovative multi-modality cancer treatments.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • SABR/Cyberknife
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
  • SIRT (internal liver-directed radiotherapy)
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatico-biliary cancer


Bowel Cancer, Breast Cancer, Clinical Oncology, Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Biliary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Bowel Cancer

All procedures

  • Radiotherapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cyberknife Therapy
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Neoadjuvant
  • RapidArc or Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Targeted Therapy

All conditions

  • Bowel Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Oligometastic Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Secondary Liver Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer




MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP (UK), FRCR, PhD

Registered with

General Medical Council: 4735692


95 Harley Street, London, W1G 6AF


102 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NJ


5th Floor UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6AG


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £350

Follow-up appointment: £180


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

5 / 5

Explanation of care provided

5 / 5



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