Dr. Joanna Nixon specialized in oncology

Dr. Joanna Nixon

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Glasgow, UK

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Oncology
Subspeciality Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas
Experience 2000 years
Languages English and German

Senior Consultant Clinical Oncologist specializing in Head and Neck and Sarcoma at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Glasgow, UK. She is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University and visiting Professor at Strathclyde University.

Areas of expertise: Head and Neck Cancers, Sarcomas, Orthopedic Oncology, Targeted Therapy, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy

About

Dr Nixon is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specializing in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers and soft tissue and bone sarcomas at the Beatson oncology Center, Glasgow, UK. She is Clinical Lead for the National Scottish Sarcoma Network since 2015, and also a member of the NCRI Head and Neck Clinical Research Group. She has been awarded a PhD in Radiotherapy in 2013 and an MPH in 2015. She has a particular focus on the management of patients requiring complex radiotherapy, conformal high precision radiotherapy for head and neck tumours and adults with soft tissue and bone tumours. She also specialises in combined chemoradiation treatment for Head and Neck tumours, as well as targeted therapies and immunotherapy treatment for Head and Neck cancers. She has published in the area of con-formal radiation techniques and is actively involved in clinical research in Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas. She is a member of National and International societies including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, British Head and Neck Group and is national sarcoma Lead for Scotland.


Experiences and Positions

2017 - Today

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Head and Neck/ Sarcoma
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Glasgow, UK

2018 - Today

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Glasgow University

2018 - Today

UK Chair H&N CSG Epidemiology & Survivorship subgroup
National Cancer Research Institute-NCRI

2014 - 2017

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Head and Neck/ Sarcoma
The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

2013 - 2014

Locum Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Head and Neck/ Sarcoma
Sarcoma, The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

2016 - 2018

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Edinburgh University

2011 - 2013

Senior Research Fellow
Neurooncology Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

2008 - 2009

Honorary Clinical Fellow
Radiotherapy Department, Muenster, Germany


Degrees and Certifications

MBBS
Hellenic Republic University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Greece
2005

Certificate of Completion of Training as specialist in Clinical Oncology
2010

Μember of the GMC Specialist register
GMC
2010

PhD
2013

MPH (Masters of Public Health)
University of Liverpool
2015

Scottish Quality Improvement and Safety Fellowship (SQSF)
2019


Memberships

Member of:

  • Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Group (NCRI) (2015)
  • AMEE (International Association for Medical Education)
  • Scottish Sarcoma Network (Clinical Lead)
  • BSG (British Sarcoma Group), advisory board member
  • Heshno (Hellenic Society Head and Neck Oncology)
  • EHNO (European Head and Neck Society)
  • EORTC Head and Neck Group

Links

  • Mehanna H, Robinson M, Hartley A, Kong A, Foran B, Fulton-Lieuw T. et al Radiotherapy plus cisplatin or cetuximab in low-risk human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer (De-ESCALate HPV): an open-label randomised controlled phase 3 trial. The Lancet 2018; 393(10166):51- 60. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32752-1.
  • Haq M, Nixon I, Stanley A, Imatinib and liver toxicity. BMJ Case Reports 2018;11(1). pii:e226740. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226740
  • Yeo J, Nixon I, Nixon I. Management of Head and Neck Sarcoma. Journal of ENT Masterclass 2016;9(1):90-97.ISSN 2047-959X
  • Yong L, Asimakopoulos P, Mumford C, Fragkandrea-Nixon I
  • When dizziness becomes sinister, oropharyngeal carcinoma presenting as a paraneoplastic neurological disorder. BMJ Case Reports 2017; pii: bcr2016216151 doi: 10.1136/BCR-2016-216151
  • Wilcot V, Nixon I, Fragkandrea-Nixon I. Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of tracheostomy site in a patient with a history of juvenile laryngeal papilomatosis, BMJ Case Reports 2016 doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-216370
  • Yeo K, McNair H, McDonald F, Hawkings M, Hansen Y, Ramos M, Fragkandrea I, Bothwell S, Herbert T, Taylor M, Heyler S, Ashley S, Brada, M. Cone Beam CT Verifications for Active Breathing Control ABC-Gated radiotherapy for lung cancer Acta Oncologica 2014;53(5):716-719
  • doi: 10.3109/0284186X.2013.861610
  • Fragkandrea-Nixon i, Kouloulias V, Mpetsou S, Georgolopoulou P,
  • Zetos A, Sotiropoulou A, Gouliamos A, Kouvaris I.
  • Radiation Induced Pneumonitis following whole breast radiotherapy treatment in early breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery: a single institution study.
  • Hippoktatia Journal 2013;17(3):233–238.
  • doi:103109/0284186X2013.861610
  • Iannalfi A, Fragkandrea I, Brock J, Saran F.
  • Radiotherapy in Craniopharyngiomas. Clinical Oncology 2013.;25(11):654-667. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2013.07.005
  • Petridou ET, Dimitrova N, Eser S, Kachanov D, Karaklinc H, Varfolomeeva S, Belechri M, Baka M, Moschovi M, Polychronopoulou S, Athanasiadou-Piperopoulou F, Fragkandrea I, Stiakaki E, Pourtsidis A, Steganadis C, Coebergh JW, Sergentanis TN. Childhood leukemia and lymphoma: time trends and factors affecting survival in five Southern and Eastern European Cancer Registries. Cancer Causes Control 2013;24(6):1111-1118.
  • doi:10. 1007/s10552-013-0188-y.
  • Lariou MS, Dikalioti SK, Desypris N, Baka M, Polychronopoulou S, Athanasiadou-Piperopoulou F, Kalmanti M, Fragkandrea I, Moschovi M,
  • Germenis AE, Petridou E.Allergy and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia among children: a nationwide case control study in Greece. Cancer Epidemiology 2013;37(2):146-51. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.10.012.
  • Diamantaras A, Desypris N, Sergentanis T, Ntouvelis E, Athanasiadou-Piperopoulou F, Baca M, Fragkandrea I, Moschovi M, Polychronopoulou S, Stiakaki E, Panagiotakos D, Petridou E.Nutrition in early life and risk of childhood leukaemia: a case – control study in Greece. Cancer Causes and Control 2012;24,(1,):117-124. doi: 0.1007/s10552-012-0097-5
  • Sergentanis T, Desypris N, Kanavidis P, Skalkidis I, Baka M, Polychronopoulou S, Athanassiadou F, Stiakaki E, Fragkandrea I, Moschovi M, Petridou E. Socio-economic status, area remoteness and survival from childhood leukaemia: results from the Nationwide Registry for Childhood Hematological Malignancies (NARACHEM) in Greece. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2012;22(5):473-479
  • Fragkandrea I, Nixon JA, Panagopoulou P. Signs and symptoms of childhood cancer: a guide for early recognition. American Family Physician 2012, 88(3):185-192 PMID:23939697
  • Chatzipantelis E, Panagopoulou V, Sidi V, Fragkandrea I., Koliouskas DE. Carcinoid tumors of the appendix in children: 19-year experience from a tertiary center. Journal of Paediatric Gastrenderology and Nutrition2010;51 (1):541-686.
  • Book Co-author:
  • Sidi V, Fragkandrea-Nixon I, Koliouskas D. Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children, Teanagers and Young Adulst : from diagnosis to treatment.
  • ISBN: 978-960-602-154-1
  • (In Greek)
  • Published abstracts in peer reviewed journals: 20

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