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NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship Awarded to Mr Aneel Bhangu

NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship Awarded to Mr Aneel Bhangu
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Mr Aneel Bhangu has been awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship which will support the development of major surgical research trials in low and middle income countries
Date:
13/02/2019

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds
Description
New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
04/02/2019

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner
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A leading University of Birmingham scientist has been awarded a £500,000 grant from Cancer Research UK to investigate whether a new blood-based screening test could detect bowel cancer earlier.
Date:
07/01/2019

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three 'clinical risks'.
Date:
07/01/2019

Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap

Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap
Description
Dr Jason Yap has been awarded the Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn a new surgical technique for the treatment of women with lower genital tract malignancies.
Date:
12/12/2018

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell
Description
Significant funding of up to £2.8 million from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell.
Date:
30/11/2018

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds
Description
A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and led by the University of Birmingham has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.
Date:
15/11/2018

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade's research.
Date:
12/11/2018

Farming family's fundraising legacy continues to support brain tumour patients

Farming family's fundraising legacy continues to support brain tumour patients
Description
A cheque in memory of Richard Watson Jones has been presented to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity to support the world-class care on offer for brain tumour patients at the hospital and the work of Professor Colin Watts, Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme.
Date:
05/11/2018

Patients with HPV-positive throat cancer should receive chemotherapy not cetuximab

Patients with HPV-positive throat cancer should receive chemotherapy not cetuximab
Description
Patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive throat cancer should receive chemoradiotherapy rather than cetuximab with radiotherapy, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/10/2018
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