Tom Stonier

The Urology Foundation Scholar Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center -Prostate Cancer Research

I'm a full time Urology trainee on the South London Urology Registrar rotation. With the support of the Fulbright-TUF Scholar award I will be spending three months at the world famous MSKCC to further my research into salvage prostatectomy (prostate surgery after failed radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer) under the guidance of Dr James Eastham. The aim is to collect data on patients who have undergone this procedure across multiple centres to determine how effective it is in the modern era of robotic surgery. On returning to the UK I will further promote collaboration on this topic, as well as new research areas, between MSKCC and my host research institution Guy’s Hospital in London. I am passionate about laparoscopic/robotic cancer surgery, as well as research in this field, and this will provide an invaluable experience for me. Outside of work I am interested in exercise and food and will use the opportunity to explore everything New York has to offer.