Rik Bryan qualified in Medicine at the University of Birmingham and subsequently entered surgical training. After completing a PhD in bladder cancer biology he became a higher surgical trainee in Urology. After 4-years as a Specialist Registrar, Rik left clinical urology to assist with the set-up of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP) in the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham, and was then subsequently appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Cancer Sciences. Rik is now the Chief Investigator of BCPP, which incorporates the SELENIB clinical trial.
Rik has an interest in all aspects of bladder cancer research and directs the Bladder Cancer Research Centre (BCRC) with a focus on translation. The particular interests of the BCRC include cancer proteomics/genomics/epigenomics, urinary biomarkers, novel therapeutics/technologies/devices, and clinical and epidemiological research. Rik has a track record of publication in all of these areas.
The BCRC also has an interest in upper tract urothelial cancer, and Rik is the Chief Investigator of POUT-T, the translational study linked to the POUT trial.