Our 22 research groups, based around 18 research themes, work together under a common goal of education and surgical intervention.
We offer opportunities for research training for clinical and non-clinical graduates, and are responsible for delivering the surgical training to Medical School undergraduates.
We aim to showcase our research, inspire the younger generation, engage with the local community and raise debate on the impact of science on society.
3 March 2021
We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter McCulloch of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded the title of NIHR Senior Investigator.
3 March 2021
A new Evidently Cochrane blog post for World Hearing Day summarises seven recent reviews on medical treatments for infection and inflammation of the middle ear.
New reporting guidelines to bridge the gap from development to implementation in clinical artificial intelligence
4 February 2021
In a correspondence to Nature Medicine, a team of Oxford-led academics describe upcoming new guidelines to improve the reporting of early clinical stage (or first-with-human) evaluation of decision support systems driven by artificial intelligence.
3 February 2021
Seven projects from the Medical Sciences Division, including a project from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have received funding in the 2020-21 round of the Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund for innovative projects to engage the public with medical research.
Surgical Grand Rounds
The Surgical Grand Rounds are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion.
Resources for Researchers
Explore our collection of resources useful to researchers in all parts of the research process, from experimental techniques to publication and review.
British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) Standards 2020
WINTER S., (2021), Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine
Trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to treat dry mouth (xerostomia) following radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. A systematic review
Salimi F. et al, (2021), Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 63, 102146 - 102146
VPRBP functions downstream of the androgen receptor and OGT to restrict p53 activation in prostate cancer
Poulose N. et al, (2021)
Polygenic hazard score is associated with prostate cancer in multi-ethnic populations
Huynh-Le M. et al, (2021), Nature Communications, 12, 1236 - 1236
Modulating the unfolded protein response with ONC201 to impact on radiation response in prostate cancer cells.
Amoroso F. et al, (2021), Sci Rep, 11
Use of intraoperative fluorescence to enhance robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
Rajakumar T. et al, (2021), Future Oncol, 1083 - 1095
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