The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Consultants

Dr Simone Wilkins

Primary Designation Consultant Paediatric and TYA Oncologist
GMC Code 4476283
Telephone Number (0113) 392 8306
Special Interests Simone trained at Cambridge University and qualified as a doctor in 1997. She undertook her paediatric training at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool; the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and at general hospitals throughout the North West region. She trained in Paediatric oncology between 2004 and 2008 at Alder Hey before undertaking an MD looking at factors affecting progression of low grade glioma brain tumours at Liverpool University. She is a consultant in Paediatric and Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Oncology and treats patients between the ages of 0-25 years. She has a special interest in brain and CNS tumours and has responsibility for the TYA Neuro-oncology service in Leeds. She has also undertaken a diploma in Palliative Care at Cardiff University and has a special interest in palliative care. She is a member of the national paediatric brain tumour special interest group and is involved in the development of national trials and guidelines in this area.
PUBLICATIONS
Guidelines
CCLG High Grade Glioma Guideline. SWilkins, S Picton, F Saran, P Chumas, A Peet. March 2007.
Published papers
Current Practise in the Management of Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. J.Parr, A.Ward and S.Inman. Childcare, Health and Development 29 (3) 215-218; 2003.
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma: An important differential diagnosis of panniculitis in a five year old. MW Beresford, S Wilkins, M Ashworth, JE Davidson, H McDowell, AG Cleary. Paediatric Blood and Cancer 50(1): 145-147; 2008.
Vibrio harveyi sepsis in a child with cancer. S Wilkins, MR Millar, S Hemsworth, G Johnson, S Warwick, B Pizer. Paediatric Blood and Cancer 50(4): 891-892; 2008.
Pelvic teratoma with extensive spinal involvement in a neonate: an important differential diagnosis. S Wilkins, D Pilling, N Buxton, B Pizer. British Journal of Neurosurgery 22(3): 426-428; 2008.
Nutritional support in children and young people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. L Jones, RM Watling, S Wilkins, B Pizer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 7. Art. No.:CD003298.
Intraoperative Ultrasound in Neurosurgery - a Practical Guide. M Ivanov, S Wilkins, I Poeata, A Brodbelt. British Journal of Neurosurgery 24(5):510�517; 2010
Molecular Genetics, imaging and treatment of oligodendroglial tumours. MD Jenkinson, C Walker, A Brodbelt, S Wilkins, D Husband, B Haylock. Acta Neurochir 152(11):1815-25; 2010
Biology, Genetics and Imaging of Glial Cell Tumours. Carol Walker, Atik Baborie, Daniel Crooks, Simone Wilkins and Michael D. Jenkinson. British Journal of Radiology 84: S90-S106; 2011

Oral Presentations
Vascularity in regions of highest choline predicts progression in low grade astrocytomas. S.Wilkins, T.S.Smith, A.Brodbelt, C.Walker. Oral Presentation BNOS June 2009. Won best clinical presentation prize.
Brain shift measurement during brain tumour resection using intra-operative ultrasound. S.Wilkins, M.Ivanov, T.S.Smith, C.Walker, A.Brodbelt. Selected poster presentation BNOS June 2009.
Vascularity in regions of highest choline predicts progression in low grade astrocytomas. S.Wilkins, T.S.Smith, A.Brodbelt, C.Walker. Oral Presentation Brain Tumour North West Meeting September 2009.
Vascularity in regions of highest choline predicts progression in low grade astrocytomas. S.Wilkins, T.S.Smith, A.Brodbelt, C.Walker. Oral Presentation NCRI October 2009.

Poster presentations
Prognostic factors for upper GI haemorrhage are age dependant. E.Cameron, N.Pratap, T.Sims, S.Inman, D.Boyd, M.Ward & S.Middleton. Poster presentation United European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam. October 2001.
Factors associated with re bleeding in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. E.Cameron, N.Pratap, T.Sims, S.Inman, D.Boyd, M.Ward & S.Middleton. Poster presentation United European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam. October 2001.
Rasburicase Scheduling for Tumour Lysis in Paediatric Patients. R.Sammut, S.Wilkins, Y.Rannan-Eliya, H.McDowell.