Dr. Thankamma Ajithkumar

Dr. Thankamma Ajithkumar

MBBS DMRT MD FRCR FRCP MBA

Oncology

30 years of experience

Subspecialties

  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 5199453
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    Practices worked at

    Addenbrooke's Hospital

    Hills Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 0QQ
    60 reviews

    GenesisCare Cambridge

    Fordham Rd, Newmarket, United Kingdom, CB8 7XN
    44 reviews

    About

    Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He qualified in medicine from Trivandrum Medical College, India. After this, he undertook his research fellowship in the Royal Marsden Hospital, London followed by speciality training in Clinical Oncology in the Eastern Deanery before becoming a Consultant Clinical Oncologist Bristol Oncology Centre in 2006. He moved back to East Anglia in 2009 as a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and subsequently to Cambridge in 2014; where he currently practices.

    Dr. Ajithkumar is very keen in the field of research, with his main research interest in optimising the combination of radiotherapy with novel agents in hepato-pancreatico-biliary tumours to improve clinical outcomes. Dr Ajithkumar is the radiotherapy research lead for the Eastern Cancer Research Network.

    Dr. Ajithkumar is the lead editor of three oncology text books :Specialist training in Oncology (Elsevier), Oxford Desk Reference in Oncology, and Oxford Case histories in Oncology and is the lead author of the upcoming text book, Oxford Specialist Handbook in Oncology-Radiotherapy planning.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Haematology
    • Radiotherapy
    • Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
    • Blood Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Procedures

    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiotherapy
    • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
    • Biliary Cancer
    • Blood Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
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    Education

    • MBBS DMRT MD FRCR FRCP MBA

    Memberships:

    • Chair, SIOPE Brain tumour radiotherapy group
    • Radiotherapy lead for SIOPE Non-germinomatous germ cell tumours
    • Principal investigator of Re-irradiation working group; International consortium on Paediatric Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (PENTEC)
    • Member: Quality and Excellence in Radiotherapy and Imaging for Children and Adolescents with Cancer across Europe in Clinical Trials (QUARTET) project
    • Member: NCRI CCLG CNS group and NCRI pancreatic cancer working group
    • Radiotherapy lead for NCRI CCLG GCT subgroup and national advisory panel
    • Member, Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (NCRI- CtRAd)
    • Editorial member of Royal College of Radiologist Journal Clinical Oncology
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