David Nicol is an Australian trained urologist who was previously Director of Urology and Renal Transplantation at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland. Currently he is Chief of Surgery and Consultant Urologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK. Present clinical practice encompasses kidney and testis cancer as well as complex retroperitoneal tumours. He has published over 140 articles in peer reviewed journals and 7 book chapters. His current interests include tumour evolution and he is a member of the NCRI Clinical Studies Group for kidney and bladder cancer.