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Maintaining Surgical Professionalism - Professor Irving Taylor

Achieving the highest standards of professionalism in medicine in general and  in surgery in particular is absolutely crucial. Surgeons have a responsibility to maintain patient trust as well as  public trust in all that they do. More...

Published: Feb 8, 2017 5:27:45 PM

£2m Innovate UK-MoST grant awarded to innovative UCL osteoarthritis treatment partnership in China

An interdisciplinary UCL team, in collaboration with Oxford MEStar Ltd and Partners in China, has secured a £2m Innovate UK-MoST grant to develop novel osteochondral scaffold technology for early intervention of osteoarthritis. More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 8:03:35 PM

Goal-directed fluid therapy for acute pancreatitis

The NIHR has awarded £230K to fund a trial led by Prof Brian Davidson, which will look at the possibility of giving fluids using the portable GDFT machine for the first 48 hours to patients admitted with acute pancreatitis. More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 7:59:07 PM

Dr Nikolitsa Nomikou awarded funding from the EPSRC First Grant scheme to develop a multistimulus-responsive formulation for the sonodynamic treatment of prostate cancer

Sonodynamic therapy employs low-intensity ultrasound in combination with sensitising agents, such as porphyrins, for the site-specific ablation of cancerous lesions. One of the major advantages of sonodynamic therapy is that it does not require the administration of highly toxic agents and, therefore, it is not associated with adverse side effects. This approach has a vast potential to address the issues of multidrug resistance development and tumour heterogeneity that have rendered current treatments for advanced tumours inadequate. More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 7:50:25 PM

The International Symposium on the Future of Rectal Cancer Surgery

University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospital (UCLH) have established well-deserved reputations for excellence in academia and clinical skill. On December 9th 2016, following the culmination of over nearly 12 months’ preparation and industry funding of more than £100,000, co-Chairs Manish Chand and Richard Cohen (Consultant Colorectal Surgeons and Honorary Senior Lecturers) hosted a unique, innovative and ground-breaking event showcasing these attributes during The International Symposium on the Future of Rectal Cancer Surgery. More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 7:10:38 PM

Divisional project changes national policy

New national policy by The UK Ethics Committee Authority (UKECA) means that anyone applying to a Research Ethics Committee (REC) to collect and store human tissue samples as a research tissue bank will be expected to register on the UKCRC Tissue Directory as a condition of favourable opinion. Registration will also be a condition of the five-year renewal of the ethical opinion. More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 7:03:46 PM

Eleanor Davies-Colley Prize 2016

Congratulations to Alejandra Martinez De Pinillos Bayona who was awarded the 2016 More...

Published: Jan 31, 2017 6:39:19 PM

Using MRI scans prior to prostate biopsies can help around a quarter of men avoid biopsy

Using MRI scans prior to prostate biopsies can help around a quarter of men avoid biopsy More...

Published: Jan 20, 2017 11:22:12 AM


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