Professional background

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.

Degrees: MBChB, MD(Res), FRCS(Glasgow), FRCS(Urol)

Research interests

He has completed a two-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.


Selected publication in peer-reviewed journals:

  • 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. 10.1016/j.urolonc.2013.06.007.
  • Arya M, Kalsi J, Kelly J, Muneer A. Malignant and premalignant lesions of the penis. BMJ. 2013 Mar 6;346:f1149. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Nov;7(6):745-52.
  • Ahmed HU, Arya M, Muneer A, Mushtaq I, Sebire NJ. Testicular and paratesticular tumours in the prepubertal population. Lancet Oncol. 2010 May;11(5):476-83.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sep;104(5):579-80.
  • 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.
  • 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 Apr;6(4):197-206.
  • Gommersall L, Shergill IS, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Grange P, Gill IS. Nanotechnology in the management of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2008 Dec;102(11):1493-5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patel HR, Arya M, Joseph JV. Robotic versus nonrobotic surgery: experts, toys and prostatectomy. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2008 Jun;8(6):843-7.
  • Thwaini A, Shergill IS, Arya M, Budair Z. Long-term follow-up after retroperitoneal laparoscopic decortication of symptomatic renal cysts. Urol Int. 2007;79(4):352-5.
  • 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.
  • 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 Aug;8(8):730-7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Aug;52(2):368-75.
  • Kayes O, Ahmed HU, Arya M, Minhas S. Molecular and genetic pathways in penile cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2007 May;8(5):420-9.
  • 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 Sep;33(7):824-31.
  • 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.
  • Pietrzak P, Arya M, Joseph JV, Patel HR. Three-dimensional visualization in laparoscopic surgery. BJU Int. 2006 Aug;98(2):253-6.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bott SR, Arya M, Shergill IS, Williamson M. Molecular changes in prostatic cancer. Surg Oncol. 2005 Aug;14(2):91-104.
  • 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.
  • Arya M, Shergill IS, Williamson M, Gommersall L, Arya N, Patel HR. Basic principles of real-time quantitative PCR. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2005 Mar;5(2):209-19.
  • 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.
  • Gommersall L, Hayne D, Lynch C, Joseph JV, Arya M, Patel HR. Allogeneic stem-cell transplantation for renal-cell cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2004 Sep;5(9):561-7.
  • 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.

Textbooks edited:

  • Minimally Invasive Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology. Editors: Hashim U Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter Scardino. Publisher:  Wiley – Blackwell 2011
  • Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer. Editors: Hashim Uddin Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter R. Carroll. Publisher:  Wiley – Blackwell 2011
  • Textbook of Penile Cancer. Editors: Asif Muneer, Manit Arya, Simon Horenblas. Publisher: Springer – verlag 2011
  • Basic Science Techniques in Clinical Practice. Editors: Hitendra RH Patel, Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill. Publisher: Springer-verlag 2007
  • Medical Therapy in Urology. Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Philippe Grange, Anthony R. Mundy. Publisher:  Springer – verlag 2009
  • 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
  • Essential Urology in General Practice. Editors: Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill, Nitika Silhi, Philippe Grange, Simon R. Bott. Publisher: Quay Books 2008
  • Urological Emergencies in Hospital Medicine. Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Inderbir Gill. Publisher: Quay Books 2007
  • Surgical Emergencies in Hospital Medicine. Editors: Iqbal S. Shergill, Manit Arya, Neehar Arya, Tahwinder Upile, Prokar Dasgupta. Publisher: Springer-verlag 2011
  • 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)