Dr Harland was appointed Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology at the Institute of Urology in 1986. Since then he has specialised in testis, bladder and prostate cancers and has led on the medical oncological treatment of these tumours at Middlesex and UniversityCollege Hospitals. Dr Harland has been active in research into urological cancer throughout his consultant career and his publications reflect this.
He has served as Chairman of the MRC Bladder Cancer Group, of the North London Urology Tumour Board and he continues to chair the Castration-resistant Subgroup of the National Cancer Research Network Prostate Cancer Clinical Studies Group. He was on the Editorial Committee of the Government’s document for improving outcomes in urological cancer. He frequently speaks at International meetings.