Dr Thomas Round


Dr Thomas Round

Thomas Round is a General Practitioner (GP) at Bromley by Bow Health in London, and an academic in Population Health Sciences at King’s College London (KCL). He has active research interests in early cancer detection/diagnosis with a number of CRUK research awards and NIHR Fellowship. He is one of the KCL clinical leads on delivery of the NHS Galleri cancer screening trial, and primary care lead for the CRUK KCL cancer prevention group. He enjoys medical education and the translation of evidence into clinical practice. This includes as clinical lead for RCGP e-learning, Associate Editor of the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) and Royal Marsden Partners (RMP) primary care research implementation lead. He is a trustee and grants committee member for Barts Charity London.

He is also an active user of twitter @drtomround.


King's College London, UK

Areas of Expertise

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow & GP

  • Hall, H., Tocock, A., Burdett, S., Fisher, D., Ricketts, W. M., Robson, J., Round, T., Gorolay, S., MacArthur, E., Chung, D., Janes, S. M., Peake, M. D. & Navani, N., Association between time-to-treatment and outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review. 25 Jul 2022, In: Thorax. 77, 8, p. 762-768
  • Marlow, L., Schmeising-Barnes, N., Brain, K., Duncombe, S., Robb, K. A., Round, T., Sanderson, S. C. & Waller, J., Multi-cancer early detection tests for cancer screening: a behavioural science perspective. 10 Mar 2022, The Lancet Oncology. 23, 7, p. 837-839
  • Bradley, S. H., Barclay, M., Cornwell, B., Abel, G. A., Callister, M. E., Gomez-Cano, M., Round, T., Shinkins, B. & Neal, R. D., Associations between general practice characteristics and chest X-ray rate: an observational study. 1 Jan 2022, In: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 72, 714, p. e34-e42
  • Landy, R., Waller, J., Marlow, L., Round, T., Rigney, J., Hollingworth, T., Sasieni, P. & Lim, A., Non-speculum sampling approaches for cervical screening in older women: randomised controlled trial. 31 Dec 2021, In: British Journal of General Practice.
  • Round, T., Ashworth, M., L’Esperance, V. & Moller, H., Cancer detection via primary care urgent referral and association with practice characteristics: A retrospective cross-sectional study in England from 2009/2010 to 2018/2019. Nov 2021, In: British Journal of General Practice. 71, 712, p. E826-E835
  • Round, T., L’Esperance, V., Bayly, J., Brain, K., Dallas, L., Edwards, J. G., Haswell, T., Hiley, C., Lovell, N., McAdam, J., McCutchan, G., Nair, A., Newsom-Davis, T., Sage, E. K. & Navani, N., COVID-19 and the multidisciplinary care of patients with lung cancer: an evidence-based review and commentary. 31 Aug 2021, In: British journal of cancer. 125, 5, p. 629-640
  • Round, T., Gildea, C., Ashworth, M. & Møller, H., Association between use of urgent suspected cancer referral and mortality and stage at diagnosis: A 5-year national cohort study. Jun 2020, In: British Journal of General Practice. 70, 695, p. E389-E398
  • Møller, H., Coupland, V. H., Tataru, D., Peake, M. D., Mellemgaard, A., Round, T., Baldwin, D. R., Callister, M. E. J., Jakobsen, E., Vedsted, P., Sullivan, R. & Spicer, J., Geographical variations in the use of cancer treatments are associated with survival of lung cancer patients. 30 Jun 2018, In: Thorax. 73, 6, p. 530-537
  • Sirota, M., Kostopoulou, O., Round, T. & Samaranayaka, S., Prevalence and alternative explanations influence cancer diagnosis: An experimental study with physicians. 1 May 2017, In: Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 36, 5, p. 477-485
  • Kostopoulou, O., Sirota, M., Round, T., Samaranayaka, S. & Delaney, B. C., The role of physicians’ first impressions in the diagnosis of possible cancers without alarm symptoms. 1 Jan 2017, In: Medical Decision Making. 37, 1, p. 9-16
  • Møller, H., Gildea, C., Meechan, D., Rubin, G., Round, T. & Vedsted, P., Use of the English urgent referral pathway for suspected cancer and mortality in patients with cancer: cohort study. 13 Oct 2015, In: BMJ. 351, , h5102.

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