Mr Michael Aitchison

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Director renal cancer services, consultant urologist



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Phone number: 020 7794 0500 ext 36759

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Mr Aitchison is a consultant urologist with a 20 year experience specialising in renal cancer surgery.  He was past Ccairman of the National Cancer Institute Renal Clinical Studies Group and current chairman of the European Board of Urology Trainiing Accreditation Committee. He has published extensively on renal cancer and is an investigator in numerous national and international trials. He was appointed director of renal cancer services at the Royal Free in January 2014.


  • A randomised trial of interferon alpha versus  interferon alpha,IL-2 and 5 FU in patients with previously untreated metastatic renal cancer:the results of an intergroup study of the MRC (REO4 and the EORTC GU Group (30012) Gore ME,Griffin CL,Hancock B,Patel P,Pyle L,Aitchison M et al Lancet 2010 :375:9715:641-648
  • Clinical utility of the Glasgow Prognostic Score in patients undergoing curative nephrectomy for renal clear cell cancer: basis of new prognostic scoring systems. Lamb GW, Aitchison M, Ramsey S, Housley SL, McMillan DC.Br J Cancer. 2012 Jan 17;106(2):279-83. 
  • Adjuvant 5-flurouracil, alpha-interferon and interleukin-2 versus observation in patients at high risk of recurrence after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: Results of a Phase III randomised European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (Genito-Urinary Cancers Group)/National Cancer Research Institute trial European Journal of Cancer 50;1 70-77 Jan 2014 M. Aitchison, C.A. Bray, H. Van Poppel, R. Sylvester, J. Graham, C. Innes, L. McMahon, P.A. Vasey
  • Carbonic Anhydrase 9 Expression Increases with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor–Targeted Therapy and Is Predictive of Outcome in Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cancer.  By: Grant D. Stewart, Fiach C. O’Mahony, Alexander Laird a b d, Sukaina Rashid, Sarah A. Martin c, Lel Eory, Alexander L.R. Lubbock, Jyoti Nanda, Marie O’Donnell, Alan Mackay e, Peter Mullen, S. Alan McNeill, Antony C.P. Riddick, Michael Aitchison, Daniel Berney, Axel Bex, Ian M. Overton, David J. Harrison and Thomas Powles.  European Urology, May 2014, Published online: 14 May 2014