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We are pleased to announce that Professor Freddie Hamdy’s PART trial has been funded by the NIHR HTA. PART is a feasibility, randomised controlled trial which will compare partial ablation (PA) with radical prostatectomy (RP) in men with intermediate risk unilateral prostate cancer.

As the PART study is a feasibility study, embedded within it is a qualitative research investigation (QRI), which will be led by a team at the University of Bristol. This will include interviews with the research team and patients in order to understand the issues surrounding recruitment. It is intended that the results from this will later inform a recruitment strategy for a full trial.

Recruitment is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2015, and the team is currently working on developing trial documentation and submitting for ethical approval.
We are also excited to welcome a new team member, the PART Trial Manager, who will be joining us to work on the PART trial.

Blog posts

Oxford MedSci goes silver: 10 Years of Athena SWAN

The Medical Sciences Division is celebrating 10 years since its first Athena Swan bronze application, and the first year in which all 16 of its departments have achieved a silver award. The silver award recognises commitment to gender equality, understanding culture and context, and more. Read about our department’s hard work and innovation.

Lights, camera, action! My journey into video production

Dr Hannah McGivern provides a 'behind-the-scenes' account of her experience producing the video 'Journey of a QUOD Sample: Donating to Transplant Research', supported by the funds from the University of Oxford Public Engagement with Research (PER) Seed Fund.

Mentoring in practice

NDS has launched a new, interdepartmental mentoring scheme called RECOGNISE. In this podcast, Gemma Horbatowski (HR Advisor) interviews Monica Dolton (Programme Manager and Research Project Manager) about her experiences of mentor-mentee relationships.