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.

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Head injuries may contribute to brain tumour

UCL Cancer Institute have explored how injury may contribute to the development of a potentially aggressive brain tumour called a glioma.

Emeritus Professor Jane Dacre

Government progress on digitising NHS 'inadequate'

An expert panel chaired by Professor Jane Dacre says the UK Government's progress on its commitments to digitise the NHS is 'inadequate'.

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Trial of CAR-T blood cancer treatment expanded

A clinical trial of a personalised therapy for blood cancer has been expanded, enabling new groups of patients to receive the treatment.

Advances in cancer treatment

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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Professor Mark Emberton joins the Made at UCL podcast to discuss his research into improving how we test and treat prostate cancer with imaging.

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Our COVID-19 research

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences experts have given updates and opinion to the press.

Our COVID-19 research

Our cancer research

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Our cancer research trials have continued throughout the pandemic. See the discoveries that are changing the landscape of cancer research.

Our cancer research

Our clinical trials research

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Studies led by UCL researchers have tested new therapies and drugs that will change clinical practice and improve the lives of patients.

Our clinical trials research