Radiotherapy, Thymoma

Expertise in thymoma treatment

Nothing triggers my imposter syndrome more than planning post-operative radiotherapy for thymoma! As mentioned in a previous post, it really is an art – and like all art, it’s subjective. 

However, two key papers help reassure me. The work of Florit Marcuse highlights the importance of collaborative working, while Andreas Rimner‘s research shows that in experienced hands, post-operative radiotherapy for thymoma does a good job! In-field recurrences are rare (as I see in my own practice).

When it comes to rare cancers like thymoma, selecting a radiation oncologist who treats patients with this condition regularly is essential. Repetition builds pattern recognition, making something rare routine. 

Marcuse F et al. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2021;165:8-13

Rimner A et al. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2014;9(3):403-9


About James Wilson

Dr James Wilson is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University College London Hospital and is an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.