Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology


The Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology comprises of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists with major areas of interest focussing on the tumour microcirculation, cancer immune-biology with particular reference to breast cancer, sarcoma.

Major areas of clinical research interest focus on the management of older women with breast cancer and surgical decision making in patients with early breast cancer.   Mr Saba Balasubramanian whose research focus is on endocrine malignancy particularly thyroid cancer with the aim of developing a large clinical data base and associated bio repository for the evaluation of susceptibility genes in thyroid cancer.

Teaching Commitment

The Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology has a major commitment to teaching in all phases of the undergraduate medical curriculum as well as regularly hosting project students and BMedSci students.   We also contribute to Postgraduate Taught courses ie MSc in Translational Oncology which is run by Dr Carolyn Staton.

Research Overview

The unit has an active research programme which is progressing on a variety of fronts: