23 September 2022
Congratulations to Miss Catherine Lovegrove from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences on winning the Best Poster Prize at the 2022 British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Endourology Section Annual Meeting.
21 September 2022
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is thrilled to announce that Professor Peter Friend has been recognised for his outstanding achievements in clinical transplantation by the British Transplantation Society (BTS).
8 September 2022
The University of Oxford is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The University enjoyed a close relationship with the Queen throughout her reign and gives thanks for her 70 years of service to the nation.
5 September 2022
Congratulations to Miss Katie Hurst and Mr Michael Silva who were elected in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) 2022 Council and Trainee Elections.
19 August 2022
Students from across Oxfordshire and beyond spent a week in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) this summer being introduced to our cutting-edge research and the different career paths in science and medicine.
11 August 2022
Researchers from the University of Oxford, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Science for Life Laboratory, and the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden, have found that individual prostate tumours contain a previously unknown range of genetic variation.
22 July 2022
Miss Catherine Lovegrove and Dr Alexander Sagar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded highly competitive Clinical Research Training Fellowships by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
WHO Classification of Tumours programme awarded large grant to improve classification and evidence base
8 July 2022
A new project titled Mapping the Evidence for the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours: A Living Evidence Gap Map by Tumour Type (WCT EVI MAP), led by researchers of the WHO Classification of Tumours programme at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has received a grant of €3.5 million from the European Commission. This four-year project, which will be undertaken in collaboration with six other international institutions, including Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), was launched on 1 July 2022.
27 June 2022
On 16 June, the winners of the 2022 NDS Staff Awards were announced at a departmental summer BBQ at the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford.
14 June 2022
Varicose veins are a very common manifestation of chronic venous disease, affecting over 30% of the population in Western countries. In America, chronic venous disease affects over 11 million men and 22 million women aged 40–80 years old. Left untreated it can escalate to multiple health complications including leg ulcers and ultimately amputations. A new international study by Oxford researchers published on 2 June 2022 in Nature Communications establishes for the first time, a critical genetic risk score to predict the likelihood of patients suffering with varicose veins to require surgery, as well as pointing the way towards potential new therapies.
19 May 2022
New reporting guidelines, jointly published in Nature Medicine and the BMJ by Oxford researchers, will ensure that early studies on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to treat real patients will give researchers the information needed to develop AI systems safely and effectively.
12 May 2022
Today, the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
11 May 2022
The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (SITU NDS) has had another successful year, now running ten randomised controlled trials across surgical specialties and securing a total of £32 million in current peer-reviewed grants.
10 May 2022
Two research projects at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded pump-prime funding from this year’s CRUK Oxford Centre Development Fund.
21 April 2022
This year’s winner of the prestigious Giovanni Maria Lancisi Award is Dr Pierfrancesco Lapolla Losasso, DPhil candidate at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), presenting the research project 'Combined physiological and biochemical approach for the prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth in humans' conducted through the OxAAA study.
Study finds higher risk of all-cause mortality among paediatric cancer patients in LMICs during the pandemic
13 April 2022
During the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric cancer patients from lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) faced a higher risk of all-cause mortality than those in high-income countries, according to an international study led by the University of Oxford.