Rowland Illing is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Director of the Interventional Oncology Service at University College Hospital, London, and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Free London. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science in University College London (UCL) and Clinical Research Specialty Lead for Interventional Radiology in the National Insitute for Health Research (NIHR) North Thames Clinical Research Network. He graduated from Cambridge University and studied postgraduate medicine in Oxford before training in Surgery at the Imperial College Hospitals and gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001. He undertook a higher research degree in Oxford University into the image-guided treatment of small renal tumours using high-intensity focused ultrasound. After a further year of research into image-guided prostate therapy he went on to formally train in imaging, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2009. His passion for image-guided intervention for cancer led him to develop the Interventional Oncology Service that provides minimally invasive treatment options for patients with small renal tumours who are unable to undergo surgery. Rowland is Principal Investigator on several national clinical trials and a member of the Interventional Radiology National Clinical Reference Group for the NHS Commissioning Board. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and presented at over 100 national and international conferences.