Launch of Academic Department
The University of Surrey is formally launching the Guildford Gynaeoncology Research Group at an open meeting on 8th March at 18:00hrs in the Leggett Building. The keynote speaker for the event is Professor Sean Kehoe from Birmingham who is the UK representative on the FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) as well as Mr Andy Nordin who is the President of BGCS (British Gynaecological Cancer Society).
The recognition of the GGRG at the University is a significant landmark in the continued development of Guildford as a centre of excellence in both clinical cancer care and research, and has been made possible by the strong performance in clinical and translational research by the Gynaecological Oncology Department at The Royal Surrey County Hospital. Individually gynaecological cancers are relatively rare, but together they account for nearly 22,000 cancers in women, and often affect younger and middle aged women who are otherwise enjoying good general health. The GGRG already have a wide portfolio of research interests including prognostic biomarkers, novel therapies in the field however the establishment of a novel Gynaecological Tumour Bank at the University supported by the local Charity GRACE, is seen as a springboard for many more future research projects towards individualised cancer treatments.
The Gynaecological Oncology department at the Royal Surrey receives referrals from across Surrey, West Sussex and North Hampshire as well as many referrals from further afield, and is the leading centre in the UK for robotic gynaecological surgery as well as many other novel therapies.