- Limb and limb girdle soft tissue sarcomas/tumours
- Retroperitoneal sarcomas/tumours
- Malignant melanoma and other skin cancers
- Isolated limb perfusion
Mr. Hayes has both a private and an NHS practice at The Royal Marsden. He is a Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist on the Sarcoma Unit and the Skin Unit. He qualified at Oxford University and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and undertook his surgical training in London and a PhD in Washington DC. Mr. Hayes has a specialist practice in soft-tissue sarcoma and advanced melanoma, and operates on over 150 cases of sarcoma and another 150 of cases of advanced malignant melanoma a year. Mr. Hayes leads the isolated limb perfusion programme which provides a national service for regional chemotherapy for patients with advanced limb malignancy.
Mr. Hayes is the president of the British Sarcoma Group, the professional organization that oversees the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma in the United Kingdom and is co-chair of the London and South East England Sarcoma Advisory Group. Within the Royal Marsden Mr. Hayes is Clinical Director of the Rare Cancers Clinical Business Unit and Head of The Royal Marsden's Skin Unit. Mr. Hayes was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 2002 for his research into angiogenesis as a therapeutic approach for cancer.
He is a Reader in Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research and is Team Leader of the Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery Research Group at the ICR. He has a laboratory research program investigating new therapies for extremity malignancies using isolated limb perfusion and is chief investigator on clinical trials of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of advanced limb malignancies. He has published widely in all aspects of the treatment of sarcoma and melanoma.