Smokers sought for COPD study

Smokers under the age of 45 are invited to take part in ground-breaking research, looking at the risk to smokers of developing a long-term lung condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This condition is one of the most common chronic conditions globally and is associated with significant numbers of deaths and disabilities as well … Continue reading “Smokers sought for COPD study”

Developing future clinical research leaders

A recent report has shown that providing opportunities for nurses, midwives, allied health professions, pharmacists and healthcare scientists (NMAHPPS) to combine delivering patient care with research, can lead to improved quality, efficiency and innovation. The evaluation looked at the experiences of NMAHPPS from across the West Midlands who successfully completed Health Education England (HEE)-funded programmes … Continue reading “Developing future clinical research leaders”

Fluorescent marker can help surgeons remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately

A chemical that highlights tumour cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the disease that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, and the most common form of brain cancer. … Continue reading “Fluorescent marker can help surgeons remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately”

Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds

A new study by founding BHP member the University of Birmingham has found that seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation. Researchers analysed the electronic medical records of over 1.6 million children from more than 700 UK general practices dating between 2005 and 2016. They … Continue reading “Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds”

Treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves cancer survival

Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to an 11% increase in survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer, according to a study carried out in collaboration with founding member the University of Birmingham and funded by Cancer Research UK. The findings, from one of the largest ever clinical trials for the … Continue reading “Treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves cancer survival”