- 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 Head of The Royal Marsden's Skin Unit, Chair of the South West London Sarcoma Tumour Working Group and Clinical Lead for the Rare Cancers Clinical Business Unit at The Royal Marsden.
Mr Hayes was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 2002 for his research into angiogenesis as a therapeutic approach for cancer. In 2014 he was appointed as Honorary Associate Faculty at the Institute of Cancer Research and he 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 he has published widely in the fields of sarcoma and melanoma.