Changes and challenges: a career in prostate surgery

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Roger Kirby speaks to Natasha Galukande, Assistant Commissioning Editor. Roger Kirby graduated in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK) in 1972. He then trained in surgery at University of London (London, UK) before specializing in urology. Kirby is currently the director of The Prostate Centre (London, UK), which he established in 2005. Kirby is the founding editor of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostate Diseases, in addition to being the associate editor of the British Journal of Urology International, and founding editor of Trends in Urology and Men's Health. He has written over 60 books, published over 300 papers and performed over 2000 radical prostatectomies. In 2005, Kirby was awarded the St Peter's Medal by the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Kirby has also helped to raise over £3 million as trustee and secretary of the Urological Foundation and former chair of Prostate UK.

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