UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences



Our research is leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. UCL is ranked first in the UK for research power in medicine, health and life sciences (REF 2021). See how our academics and clinicians have improved healthcare and treatment for people around the world.

Top discoveries

Our research departments

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
(Eastman Dental Institute)

Cancer Biology
(Cancer Institute)

Clinical Trials
(Cancer Institute)

Dental Clinical Research
(Eastman Dental Institute)

Experimental and Translational Medicine
(Division of Medicine)

(Cancer Institute)

(Division of Infection & Immunity)

(Division of Medicine)

Immunity and Transplantation
(Division of Infection & Immunity)

(Division of Medicine)

Liver and Digestive Health
(Division of Medicine)

Medical Education
(UCL Medical School)

Microbial Diseases
(Eastman Dental Institute)

(Division of Medicine)

(Cancer Institute)

Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science
(Division of Surgery & Interventional Science)

(Cancer Institute)

Renal Medicine
(Division of Medicine)

Respiratory Medicine
(Division of Medicine)

Surgical Biotechnology
(Division of Surgery & Interventional Science)

Targeted Intervention
(Division of Surgery & Interventional Science)

Research by Division

Podcast: What it takes to rise to the top as a woman in medicine

Medical Women Talking is a new series of interviews with a range of inspiring women doctors from different specialties and backgrounds who've had successful careers in medicine. They explore topics such as overcoming sexism, becoming a leader, and how to make the NHS more accommodating. Hosted by Professor Dame Jane Dacre.

Medical Women Talking

Poster for the UCL Medical Women Talking series. Featuring Professor Dame Jane Dacre

Advances in cancer treatment

To mark World Cancer Day 2024, we are looking at how University College London is taking new and different approaches to tackling cancer.

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Professor Jayant Vaidya explains how we're transforming the treatment of breast cancer treatment from weeks of radiotherapy to a one-off targeted therapy.

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Case study: Single-dose radiotherapy transforms breast cancer patient care

UCL clinicians have pioneered a single-shot targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer to be delivered in the same operation as tumour surgery. This removes the need for follow-ups and reduces debilitating side-effects. The single-shot targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) was developed by a team led by Professor Jayant Vaidya at UCL's Division of Surgery and Interventional Science.

Find out more

Prof Jayant S Vaidya in surgery

Research services

Surgical Interventional Group (Clinical Trials)

SIG provides infrastructure for studies led by surgeons and interventionists within any anatomical site. It has history of managing large-scale multi-centre, multinational randomised controlled clinical trials in solid tumours.

Tissue Access for Patient Benefit

TAPb facilitates the access, storage, use and transfer of human organs, cells, and tissue between clinical centres within UCL and a range of institutions to help researchers access the materials they need.