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UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19

UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19
Description
A team of oncologists have joined forces to launch the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world to track how cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be impacted.
Date:
27/03/2020

New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance

New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance
Description
International surgical guidelines launched today (25 March) will help to save thousands of lives in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries by standardising and improving practice in surgery.
Date:
25/03/2020

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones
Description
The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Date:
20/02/2020

Bile duct cancer treatment potential boost from tailored medication - study

Bile duct cancer treatment potential boost from tailored medication - study
Description
Treatment of patients suffering from bile duct cancer could be improved by tailoring medication to the levels of a key protein in people with the disease, according to new research.
Date:
18/02/2020

Urgent improvements needed in the care of children with suspected appendicitis - study

Urgent improvements needed in the care of children with suspected appendicitis - study
Description
Thousands of UK children undergo unnecessary appendix surgery each year in the NHS, a new study reveals.
Date:
12/02/2020

Opening of a new laboratory for the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Opening of a new laboratory for the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Description
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has recently completed a major upgrade transforming derelict space into a new, vibrant and modern research facility.
Date:
11/02/2020

LifeArc Philanthropic Funding awarded to Birmingham researchers

LifeArc Philanthropic Funding awarded to Birmingham researchers
Description
A LifeArc Philanthropic Fund project grant of £420,826 has been received by Dr Sovan Sarkar for translational research in rare diseases.
Date:
29/01/2020

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives
Description
Research experts gathered medical professionals from around the world in Dubai to finalise international surgical guidelines that will help to save thousands of lives in low and middle income countries.
Date:
15/01/2020

Complex innovative trials: Authors call for new guideline adoption to get medicines to patients faster

Complex innovative trials: Authors call for new guideline adoption to get medicines to patients faster
Description
Complex Innovative Design (CID) trials could be transformed for the better, following the publication of recommendations, published on Monday 6 January in the British Journal of Cancer.
Date:
06/01/2020

Study finds new non-invasive technique to assess brain tumours in children and make treatment less toxic

Study finds new non-invasive technique to assess brain tumours in children and make treatment less toxic
Description
Ground-breaking research by the University of Birmingham has discovered a new technique to assess the aggressiveness of childhood brain tumours.
Date:
03/01/2020
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