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Tom Treasure, MD

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

InterviewProfessor Tom Treasure was trained in Cambridge and London in the UK, and received a Hunterian professorship from the Royal College of Surgery in 1983. He was first at St. Georges Hospital in London and then became Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Guy’s Hospital in 2001. Currently, he is a professor with the Clinical Operational Research Unit at UCL.


He is a past president of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, he was chairman of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons metastasectomy guideline project, he was on the NICE guidelines committee for lung cancer management in the UK, and more recently he has worked as the principal investigator of the MARS trial and currently the PULMIC trial, which is a randomized multicenter controlled trial on resection versus conservative therapy for colonic lung metastases.


  1. Van Raemdonck D, Friedel G. The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Lung Metastasectomy Project. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Jun;5(6 Suppl 2):S127-9.
  2. Onaitis MW, Petersen RP, Haney JC, et al Prognostic Factors for Recurrence After Pulmonary Resection of Colorectal Cancer Metastases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun;87(6):1684-8.
  3. Menon A, Milton R, Thorpe JA, Papagiannopoulos K. The value of video-assisted mediastinoscopy in pulmonary metastasectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Aug;32(2):351-4; discussion 354-5. Epub 2007 May 23.
  4. Francesca Fiorentino, Ian Hunt, Kristine Teoh, Tom Treasure, Martin Utley. Pulmonary metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and quantitative synthesis.

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