Consultant Profile

Professor Tim Eisen

Professor Tim Eisen PhD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Kidney cancer
    • Lung cancer
Special clinical interests:

Kidney Cancer and Lung Cancer

Research interests:

Kidney Cancer: Development of new targeted treatments and immunotherapies for advanced kidney cancer.
Investigation of adjuvant therapy following resection of high / intermediate risk kidney cancer.
Development of biomarkers to predict the behaviour of kidney cancer and its response to treatment. 

Lung Cancer: Identification of people at risk of lung cancer.
Treatment and monitoring of people with pre-malignant lung dysplasia (abnormalities which are not cancer but which might turn into cancer)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Cambridge & Hon Consultant Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Papworth NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians                    
American Society for Clinical Oncology 
European Society for Medical Oncology
Trustee of Macmillan
Member & Trustee of Kidney Cancer UK
Medical Advisor to Kidney Cancer Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Thursday 4-6pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

In 2006 I moved from the Royal Marsden Hospital to take up the chair of medical oncology at the University of Cambridge.  I have developed a large kidney cancer practice with colleagues and continued to develop my interest in early lung cancer and conditions which may become a lung cancer in the future.  I have written over 100 peer-reviewed articles and give lectures around the world.

Our kidney cancer clinic  has grown enormously over the last 5 years as patients live longer and patients are referred to us from afield.  Since 1998, I have developed targeted treatments for kidney cancer which have now become the standard of care.  I continue to research new treatments, including ways of activating the immune system against the tumour.  I am the chief investigator of a major international adjuvant treatment trial and of several other trials of new treatments in advanced disease.  Our laboratory research is focused on understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying disease and developing new biomarkers. 

My interests in lung cancer focus on the identification of people at risk of lung cancer and the monitoring and treatment of pre-malignant lung disease which may develop into a cancer.
Personal profile:

In 2006 I moved from the Royal Marsden Hospital to Cambridge as Professor of Medical oncology with a remit to build up the clinical department to match the scientific excellence of oncology in Cambridge.  I juggle my clinical and academic activities with the needs of a young family.  I am looking forward very much to them being old enough (and I hope keen enough) to explore the Alps and other high places. 

Good information supports patients to understand their condition and to remain in control.  I was the chair of the CancerBackup Clinical Advisory Board and am now of the Macmillan Clinical Advisory Board and a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

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Professor Tim Eisen

Professor Tim Eisen Oncology Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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