Surgical oncology related research

At The Christie, the clinical surgical service is across four cancer disease groups: colorectal and peritoneal tumours, gynaecological tumours, plastic surgery and skin tumours and urological tumours. 

This service delivers high-quality and highly specialised surgical treatment for patients with cancer while working in a multi-disciplinary specialist cancer framework – at an excellent standard.

Surgical oncology-related research

Surgical oncology-related Research (SORR) was established as a research theme in 2012.

The SORR group is based at The Christie and is led by Prof Andrew Renehan. Its main aim is to deliver high-quality surgical oncology-related research, underpinned by research education, evidence and innovation, to deliver patient benefits.

What is SORR?

Surgical oncology-related research has been defined by broad laboratory and clinical research criteria. Surgery is used to diagnose and treat approximately 70 per cent of all cancer patients. Consequently, improvements in surgical oncology treatment through research will have an immediate impact on the quality of life and survival rates for many patients.

SORR is based on a networked approach to research, akin to the clinical surgical service, in collaboration with other clinical disciplines. SORR demonstrates a wide range and experience of research activity, including:

  • Basic cancer biology research
  • Carcinogenesis research
  • Clinical epidemiology of aetiology and prevention
  • Clinical trials
  • Late effects research
  • MCRC tissue biobank projects*
  • Observational longitudinal analyses
  • Quality of life studies
  • Research methodology
  • Tissue and advanced radiological imaging
  • Tissue collection/quality control/method development
  • Translational biomarker and therapeutic research

Team objectives

To deliver high-quality research outputs under the following research pillars:

  • Colorectal surgery and peritoneal tumour service
  • Gynaecological surgical oncology
  • Plastics and skin surgery
  • Urological cancer surgery

Who to contact 

If you are interested in collaborating in research projects/clinical trials with surgical oncology, please contact us:

General research enquiries

Email: surgical.research@christie.nhs.uk

Leads for research pillars
(Click on each name to link to the associated online consultant profile)

Colorectal surgery and peritoneal tumour service

Gynaecological surgical oncology

Plastics and skin surgery

Urological cancer surgery

 


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