Mr Manit Arya

Mr Manit AyraTel: 020 3447 9194
Fax: 020 3447 9303

University College Hospital

Urological Cancers, Urology

Professional background

Degrees: MBChB, MD(Res), FRCS(Glasgow), FRCS(Urol)
Manit Arya qualified at Manchester Medical School. Following a basic surgical rotation he completed his higher specialist training in Urology in the North London rotation. He has a sub-specialist interest in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of prostate cancer. He works in a team with Professor Mark Emberton involved in developing the principles of "focal therapy" in prostate cancer and is proficient in providing focal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and focal Cryotherapy in the management of patients with primary and radiorecurrent prostate cancer. He is a national and international mentor for those surgeons interested in learning focal HIFU.

Research interests

He has completed a 2- year research degree, MD(Res), investigating the metastatic process of prostate cancer at a molecular level. This research is continuing. He has published extensively throughout the Urology literature particularly in the field of uro-oncology and has edited 10 textbooks. Manit has organised a number of national educational courses for medical students, trainees and colleague Consultant Urological Surgeons.



1: Abd-Alazeez M, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Charman SC, Anastasiadis E, Freeman A,
Emberton M, Kirkham A. The accuracy of multiparametric MRI in men with negative
biopsy and elevated PSA level-Can it rule out clinically significant prostate
cancer? Urol Oncol. 2013 Sep 18. doi:pii: S1078-1439(13)00256-1.

2: Arya M, Kalsi J, Kelly J, Muneer A. Malignant and premalignant lesions of the
penis. BMJ. 2013 Mar 6;346:f1149. 

3: Ahmed HU, Arya M, Freeman A, Emberton M. Do low-grade and low-volume prostate
cancers bear the hallmarks of malignancy? Lancet Oncol. 2012 Nov;13(11):e509-17.

4: Grange P, Rouse P, Kouriefs C, Rao A, Karamanolakis D, Roy A, Arya M.
Laparoscopic cryotherapy for renal tumours. BJU Int. 2012 Mar;109(5):808-17.

5: Sharma D, Brown C, Arya M, Kooiman G, Kouriefs C, Grange P. An image-based
technique for aiding tumour excision during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. BJU
Int. 2010 Oct;106(8):1240-2.

6: Sood HS, Arya M, Maple H, Grange P, Haq A. Robotic telemanipulating surgical
systems for laparoscopy: the story so far in the UK. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2010

7: Ahmed HU, Arya M, Muneer A, Mushtaq I, Sebire NJ. Testicular and
paratesticular tumours in the prepubertal population. Lancet Oncol. 2010

8: Patel NS, Muneer A, Blick C, Arya M, Harris AL. Targeting vascular endothelial
growth factor in renal cell carcinoma. Tumour Biol. 2009;30(5-6):292-9.

9: MacGregor T, Patel N, Blick C, Arya M, Muneer A. Is there a role for
cardiopulmonary exercise testing before major urological surgery. BJU Int. 2009

10: Sharma D, Shaban A, Riddell A, Kalsi V, Arya M, Grange P. Video-games station
or minimally invasive skills training station? BJU Int. 2009 Jul;104(2):159-60.

11: Ahmed HU, Kirkham A, Arya M, Illing R, Freeman A, Allen C, Emberton M. Is it
time to consider a role for MRI before prostate biopsy? Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2009

12: Gommersall L, Shergill IS, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Grange P, Gill IS.
Nanotechnology in the management of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2008

13: Muneer A, Kayes O, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Minhas S. Molecular prognostic factors
in penile cancer. World J Urol. 2009 Apr;27(2):161-7.

14: Sharma D, Arya M, Muneer A, Grange P, Gill IS. Intraluminal robotics: a new
dawn in minimally invasive surgery? BJU Int. 2008 Aug;102(3):265-6.

15: Patel HR, Arya M, Joseph JV. Robotic versus nonrobotic surgery: experts, toys
and prostatectomy. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2008 Jun;8(6):843-7.

16: Thwaini A, Shergill IS, Arya M, Budair Z. Long-term follow-up after
retroperitoneal laparoscopic decortication of symptomatic renal cysts. Urol Int.

17: Ahmed HU, Arya M, Levitt G, Duffy PG, Sebire NJ, Mushtaq I. Part II:
Treatment of primary malignant non-Wilms' renal tumours in children. Lancet
Oncol. 2007 Sep;8(9):842-8.

18: Ahmed HU, Arya M, Levitt G, Duffy PG, Mushtaq I, Sebire NJ. Part I: Primary
malignant non-Wilms' renal tumours in children. Lancet Oncol. 2007

19: Patel HR, Ribal MJ, Arya M, Nauth-Misir R, Joseph JV. Is it worth revisiting
laparoscopic three-dimensional visualization? A validated assessment. Urology.
2007 Jul;70(1):47-9.

20: Arya M, Ahmed H, Silhi N, Williamson M, Patel HR. Clinical importance and
therapeutic implications of the pivotal CXCL12-CXCR4 (chemokine ligand-receptor)
interaction in cancer cell migration. Tumour Biol. 2007;28(3):123-31.

21: Gommersall L, Shergill IS, Ahmed HU, Hayne D, Arya M, Patel HR, Hashizume M,
Gill IS. Nanotechnology and its relevance to the urologist. Eur Urol. 2007

22: Kayes O, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Minhas S. Molecular and genetic pathways in penile
cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2007 May;8(5):420-9.

23: Ahmed HU, Arya M, Tsiouris A, Sellaturay SV, Shergill IS, Duffy PG, Mushtaq
I. An update on the management of Wilms' tumour. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2007

24: Arya M, Bott SR, Shergill IS, Ahmed HU, Williamson M, Patel HR. The
metastatic cascade in prostate cancer. Surg Oncol. 2006 Nov;15(3):117-28.

25: Pietrzak P, Arya M, Joseph JV, Patel HR. Three-dimensional visualization in
laparoscopic surgery. BJU Int. 2006 Aug;98(2):253-6.

26: Khan A, Shergill I, Arya M, Barua JM, Kaisary AV. Radiommunotherapy and
prostate cancer: a promising new therapy in the management of metastatic disease.
BJU Int. 2006 Jul;98(1):8-9.

27: Shergill IS, Rao AR, Anjum FH, Arya M, Patel HR, Mundy AR. Tissue microarrays
and their relevance to the urologist. J Urol. 2006 Jan;175(1):19-26.

28: Bott SR, Arya M, Kirby RS, Williamson M. p21WAF1/CIP1 gene is inactivated in
metastatic prostatic cancer cell lines by promoter methylation. Prostate Cancer
Prostatic Dis. 2005;8(4):321-6.

29: Bott SR, Arya M, Shergill IS, Williamson M. Molecular changes in prostatic
cancer. Surg Oncol. 2005 Aug;14(2):91-104.

30: Arya M, Patel HR, McGurk C, Tatoud R, Klocker H, Masters J, Williamson M. The
importance of the CXCL12-CXCR4 chemokine ligand-receptor interaction in prostate
cancer metastasis. J Exp Ther Oncol. 2004 Dec;4(4):291-303.

31: Arya M, Shergill IS, Williamson M, Gommersall L, Arya N, Patel HR. Basic
principles of real-time quantitative PCR. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2005

32: Joseph JV, Arya M, Patel HR. Robotic surgery: the coming of a new era in
surgical innovation. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2005 Feb;5(1):7-9.

33: Gommersall L, Hayne D, Lynch C, Joseph JV, Arya M, Patel HR. Allogeneic
stem-cell transplantation for renal-cell cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2004

34: Hayne D, Arya M, Quinn MJ, Babb PJ, Beacock CJ, Patel HR. Current trends in
bladder cancer in England and Wales. J Urol. 2004 Sep;172(3):1051-5.

35: Arya M, Patel HR, Williamson M. Chemokines: key players in cancer. Curr Med
Res Opin. 2003;19(6):557-64.


1) Minimally Invasive Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology
Editors: Hashim U Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter Scardino
Publisher:  Wiley – Blackwell 2011

2) Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Editors: Hashim Uddin Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter R. Carroll
Publisher:  Wiley – Blackwell 2011

3) Textbook of Penile Cancer
Editors: Asif Muneer, Manit Arya, Simon Horenblas
Publisher: Springer – verlag 2011

4) Basic Science Techniques in Clinical Practice
Editors: Hitendra RH Patel, Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill
Publisher: Springer-verlag 2007

5) Medical Therapy in Urology
Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Philippe Grange, Anthony R. Mundy
Publisher:  Springer – verlag 2009

6) Viva Practice for the FRCS(Urol) Examination
Editors: Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill, Jas Kalsi, Asif Muneer, Anthony R. Mundy
Publisher:  Oxford University Press 2010

7) Essential Urology in General Practice
Editors: Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill, Nitika Silhi, Philippe Grange, Simon R. Bott
Publisher: Quay Books 2008

8) Urological Emergencies in Hospital Medicine
Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Inderbir Gill
Publisher: Quay Books 2007

9) Surgical Emergencies in Hospital Medicine
Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Neehar Arya, Tahwinder Upile, Prokar Dasgupta
Publisher: Springer-verlag 2011

10) Atlas of Male Genito Urethral Surgery: The Illustrated Guide
Editors: Asif Muneer, Manit Arya and Gerald H. Jordan (Jan 2014)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (Jan 2014)

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