17 September 2021
Nearly 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK. Perhaps the most significant clinical challenge today is deciding which type of treatment will work best for different patient groups.
30 August 2021
Results from a major clinical trial demonstrate that both stenting and surgery are low-risk and similarly effective procedures for treating carotid artery disease.
New Cochrane evidence highlights uncertainty about the interventions used to prevent and treat loss of smell after COVID-19 infection
3 August 2021
Cochrane ENT at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has published two systematic reviews investigating the effectiveness and safety of interventions to prevent and treat loss of smell following COVID-19 infection.
21 June 2021
A recent collaborative study from the University of Oxford has investigated the potential benefit of a combined therapy approach to prostate cancer treatment, using radiotherapy and vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), which could lead to first-in-man early phase clinical trials.
26 May 2021
A multidisciplinary team, comprising Andrea Chatrian, Dr Richard Colling, Professor Clare Verrill, Professor Jens Rittscher and colleagues, develops an algorithm for automated requesting of additional investigation in diagnostically uncertain prostate biopsies.
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.
First peer-reviewed results of phase 3 human trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine demonstrate efficacy
8 December 2020
Today University of Oxford and AstraZeneca researchers present a pooled analysis of Phase 3 trials of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 across two different dose regimens, resulting in an average efficacy of 70.4%.
20 November 2020
New research by the Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe (COPE) has found that a new method to transport donor kidneys, which uses a combination of cold perfusion with oxygen, can significantly improve transplant results, with less graft failure, better function and lower rejection of the kidney when compared to cold perfusion alone. For patients who need a kidney transplant this is a big step forward. The study, carried out in Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK, was published today in The Lancet.
26 October 2020
Congratulations to George Adigbli, a DPhil student in the Transplantation Research and Immunology Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, whose article on the limitations of using race in biomedicine has been published this month in Nature Medicine.
16 March 2020
A new Cochrane Review says Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be effective in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on quality of life.
10 February 2020
Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford has contributed to the publication of The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project.
17 January 2020
As society battles with an obesity epidemic, new research from the Edwards group shows how increased body fat contributes to cancer establishment and progression.
13 October 2019
A group of researchers, including Professor James FitzGerald from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have published findings from its OxQUIP study looking at how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's.
MRI assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies
12 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.