MRI assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies
13 August 2019
Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published on 7 August in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients.
1 February 2019
The ten-year outcomes of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART), conducted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at Oxford University, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
7 December 2018
Professor Peter McCulloch has contributed evidence to the Royal College of Surgeons' independent Commission on the Future of Surgery.
7 August 2018
A new Cochrane review into the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children has been released from the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
10 July 2018
Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.
3 May 2018
A team of scientists, including Dr David Nasralla and Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have had their research featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature.
20 April 2018
Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.
26 February 2018
Newton Howard, Professor of Computational Neurosciences and Neurosurgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has discovered a functional optical layer in the human neocortex. This new insight into how the brain works may lead to uncovering causes of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
22 January 2018
A team led by Peter McCulloch, NDS professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.
11 January 2018
Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.
15 September 2016
Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Scientists propose a framework for more comprehensive assessment of medical device safety and efficacy
9 June 2016
Every medicine we take has been extensively trialled to prove it is safe and it works, but the same standards do not necessarily apply to medical devices like joint replacements, surgical mesh or pacemakers.
24 February 2016
Researchers at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have developed a nerve implant that continually releases minute quantities of a drug that stops scarring.
Parkinson’s disease breakthrough: new research suggests that brain pacemaker might treat cognitive impairment
15 October 2015
Researchers at Oxford’s Nuffield Departments of Surgical Sciences (NDS) and Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) have discovered that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of one particular brain location improves performance in a complex eye movement task that is known to require high level cognitive input.
5 February 2015
The COPE team is very pleased and proud to announce that COPE was chosen as a project success story by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation.
Campaign to raise public awareness of prostate cancer and it's treatment boosted as Prasanna Sooriakumaran talks on local radio
27 February 2014
Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Senior Fellow in Robotic Surgery & Urology with the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit spoke about his research on local radio on Thursday evening and Friday morning (27th and 28th February) in an attempt to raise public awareness of prostate cancer and it's treatment. His paper on "Surgery v Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer" is published in the BMJ.