Simon received his first degree from the University of Cambridge and qualified as a doctor at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, London, UK.
He completed his PhD in tumour targeting at University College London. Simon also trained at St George’s and The Royal Marsden Hospitals, both in London. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Medical School Boston, USA, with which he retains strong links. Simon was appointed to Guy’s hospital in 2007 to lead the medical oncology group in the treatment of urological cancers.
Simon is actively involved in clinical trial research into urological cancers. He is the lead for urological medical oncology and is the joint research lead for the treatment of urological cancers within the South East London Cancer Network. He is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute clinical studies group for Prostate Cancer. He is also the global and national study chair for current studies investigating ways of improving systemic therapy for prostate cancer. Simon also sits on the National Cancer Research Institute clinical studies chemotherapy subgroup for bladder cancer and is actively involved in research for bladder, kidney and testicular cancers.
Simon has authored over 30 papers on urological cancers in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to ten oncology textbooks. He is a member of both the European and American societies of oncology and is actively involved in their annual meetings.