Commences 02 August 2023 for 1-2 years
Department: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
This post-CCT Fellowship in Urologic Oncology has a clinical focus on penile cancer, prostate cancer, retroperitoneal surgery (sarcoma, RPLND, complex renal) and multidisciplinary pelvic oncology.
The Christie is a supra-regional referral centre for urologic cancers and is one of the UK's leading uro-oncology units. It is expected that the Fellow will play a key part in the team, working as part of all the subspecialty urology groups but also concentrating on a particular area of research. More focused clinical training can be tailored. There will be fully supervised and supported work in both ward and outpatient settings, oncological and andrological procedures in theatre, and research. The area of research may fall into robotic surgery, prostate cancer, renal cancer, penile cancer, testis cancer or complex multidisciplinary management of complex pelvic and retroperitoneal cancers (sarcoma).
The Fellow will support the Consultant urological surgeons, work alongside junior doctors, and liaise closely with senior medical colleagues. Professional time will be deployed flexibly in appropriate areas: clinical duties, administration, teaching, research, and clinical audit. The unit has a strong research portfolio and a proven track record of international collaboration, publication and presentation and it is expected that the Fellow will actively participate. The team is an integral part of one of two national centres of excellence in the UK for prostate cancer research (The FASTMAN team). The Christie is also a leading centre within eUROGEN (European Reference Network for rare cancers), which provides great opportunity for collaborative research across Europe with the potential for travel at appropriate times. The urology team are active in all aspects of research, being one of the UK’s highest recruiters to UK clinical trials and coordinating joint oncology research clinics in urological cancer. The urology team also works in an integral multi-disciplinary manner with nine clinical oncologists and four medical oncologists, together with eight specialist uro-oncology nurses. It is one of the largest uro-oncology teams in the UK. In addition to uro-oncology work,
The Christie urology team works closely with other surgical specialties as part of a tertiary referral “Pelvic Surgery Team”. This team comprises six colorectal, four gynaecological and six oncoplastic surgeons specialising in complex abdomino-pelvic malignancy. They undertake ultra-high volume complex pelvic and exenterative surgery for a population of >8 million people.