The Prostate Team
Andrew Doble MS FRCS(Urol)
Andrew has a long-standing, specialist interest in prostate diseases, both benign and malignant. He is an expert in the management of prostate cancer, including diagnosis, transrectal ultrasound scanning and surgical treatment.
Andrew is the lead local investigator on ProtecT, a large randomised trial of treatment in prostate cancer. Andrew is leading the department’s involvement in brachytherapy, another minimally-invasive form of treatment.
Vincent is an academic urological surgeon with an interest in basic and translational research in prostate cancer. He has a specific remit to set up clinical trials in prostate cancer to look at ways of improving the outcomes for men with high risk disease and identify new targets for novel therapy. He has been trained in open prostatectomy in the North East and robotic prostatectomy in Paris and Cambridge.
He is currently a HEFCE University Lecturer in Uro-oncology with a research programme focused on translational clinical trials, growth factor signal regulation and predictive biomarkers in prostate cancer. Vincent chairs the regional Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting, the Urology Research & Development committee and the Urology Prostate Cancer Group.
Since joining Addenbrookes he has taken an active role in developing a castrate resistant prostate cancer clinic and lead improvements in active surveillance protocols for prostate cancer and in improving the diagnostic pathways for men with suspected cancer. He is one of the team of surgeons carrying out Da Vinci robotic prostatectomy at Addenbrookes Hospital as well as template perineal prostate biopsies for diagnosis.
David Neal FMedSci MS FRCS
David has a life-long interest in the management of urological cancers, particularly prostate and bladder. He has generated over £35 million for urological research and was previously Director of Research in the Medical School at the University of Newcastle.
He came to Cambridge in 2002 with the aim of establishing a major national clinical and translational group studying urological cancers. Over the past twelve months he has been concentrating on implementation of robotic prostatectomy, having received funding from a number of national and local sources to buy a DaVinci Robot. He is now an expert in robotic prostatectomy having been trained in a number of European and American centres.
Nimish Shah MS FRCS (Urol)
Nimish is an expert minimally-invasive surgeon and endoscopic urologist who has been involved in all cases of da Vinci prostatectomy carried out in Cambridge. He is trained in laparoscopic surgery and the management of stone disease. He trained in a number of centres in the UK and abroad in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
To Contact Us
For further information about robotic prostatectomy, contact:
Hilary Davey (Professor Neal’s clinical secretary)
- +44 (0)1223 586819
Helen Anderson (Professor Neal’s PA)
- +44 (0)1223 331940
Indu Francis (Surgical Care Practitioner)
- +44 (0)1223 348590
Further information about prostate cancer can be found at the following sites: