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.
16 October 2019
On National Burn Awareness Day, Mr Fadi Issa, a Wellcome Trust CRCD Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has featured on BBC Breakfast to explain what to do if your child suffers a burn or a scald.
11 October 2019
Dr Sushma Shankar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has been awarded the second prize for the very first European Society of Organ Transplant (ESOT) Leonard da Vinci Transplant Research Innovation Award, the most prestigious award of the ESOT 2019 Congress in Copenhagen.
11 October 2019
New research shows that BMP inhibitors are able to reverse the main untreatable symptom of multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.
9 October 2019
On Friday 4 October, Professor David Taggart from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) presented the results of the VEST III trial at the 2019 European Cardio-Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
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.
CM-Path Molecular Diagnostics Forum – consensus statement on the development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests in the United Kingdom
VERRILL C. et al, (2019), British Journal of Cancer
Multiple myeloma increases nerve growth factor and other pain-related markers through interactions with the bone microenvironment.
Olechnowicz SWZ. et al, (2019), Sci Rep, 9
CM-Path Molecular Diagnostics Forum-consensus statement on the development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests in the United Kingdom.
Macklin PS. et al, (2019), Br J Cancer
Role of diffusion-weighted imaging in monitoring treatment response following high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of recurrent sacral chordoma.
Chetan MR. et al, (2019), Radiol Case Rep, 14, 1197 - 1201
Human uterine transplantation: a review of outcomes from the first 45 cases.
Jones BP. et al, (2019), BJOG, 126, 1310 - 1319
Exploiting differential Wnt target gene expression to generate a molecular biomarker for colorectal cancer stratification.
Kleeman SO. et al, (2019), Gut
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