Dr Pierre Thirion, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, MD, DES Radiotherapy, DESC Medical Oncology, FFRRCSI.
Dr Pierre Thirion, is a French trained radiation oncologist, presently holding a permanent specialist consultant position in St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, and chairperson of the Radiation Oncology department.
Dr Thirion completed his basic medical training at the University Paris V-René Descartes medical school. He completed his Fellowship in Radiation Oncology (University Paris-V), rotating through the main Parisian radiotherapy departments. In 1998, he completed an additional diploma in medical oncology (University Paris-XI). After working for two years as a Chef de Clinique des Universités – Assistant des Hôpitaux de Paris (Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France), he moved to Ireland in 1999 and took a position of Clinical/Research Senior Registrar in St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin. Since 2002, he has been working as a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the latter hospital.
Dr Thirion has a special interest in the treatment of prostate and other genito-urinary cancer, lung tumour, breast cancer, gastro-intestinal malignancies and lymphoma. He has a recognised expertise in new radiotherapy technologies, including IMRT and brachytherapy, and had a major role in the implementation and development of extra-cranial stereotactic radiation therapy in Beacon Hospital. Dr Thirion completed a MD in radiobiology at the Curie Research Institute, Paris (University Paris XI-Paris Sud, 1996) and a post-graduate diploma in statistics (Trinity College Dublin, 2002). His present areas of research and publications include:
• clinical trials methodology and meta-analyses
• the development of new radiotherapy technologies
• the implementation radiotherapy-oriented clinical trials.
He is the principal investigator of several national and international clinical trials, and is an executive member of the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) and other international research group (EORTC).