Projects in development
Impedence Tomography of Prostate Tissue
Description coming soon
Evaluation of exercise intervention in prostate cancer patients
This study will evaluate whether exercise interventions prior to treatment of prostate cancer patients can improve outcomes. Exercise interventions will improve the psychological status of men and improve their metabolic status with consequent changes in levels of hormones and growth factors that directly affect tumour progression. In this study, we anticipate that these effects will improve the men’s recovery from surgery, reduce the adverse side effects of chemotherapy and reduce the progression of their cancers.
The aim of this project is to develop a robot that can provide tactile feedback, ideally including the capability for pressure detection. Wider aim is to build a centre of excellence in robotic surgery
The study aims to explore the effect of regular lycopene supplementation for 8 weeks on the IGF system and prostate cancer stage and grade in men diagnosed with prostate cancer and awaiting radical prostatectomy.
To test the efficacy of the Urosens mcm5 marker test as a diagnostic for bladder cancer in primary diagnosis of bladder cancer in patients referred to the clinic with haematuria or other signs suspicious of bladder cancer. Additionally to test the effectiveness of routine follow-up testing of BlCa patients post-treatment to check for recurrence
The aim of this project is to translate the novel photometric stereo imaging technology into surgical application. The primary objectives are to realize a demonstrator system able to provide a unique, enhanced interactive and intuitive viewing experience to enable better differentiation of tissue types, particularly obscured delicate 3D structures during surgical procedures. Additionally augment the view by automatically highlighting important anatomical structures and finally validate the utility of the technology in realistic test applications.
The purpose this study is to further understanding and development of the processes involved in cell lysis and the binding of target cellular particles using paramagnetic particles. Also this project aims to use cells in urine samples as a proof of principle for the technique and to investigate utility of the technique in urological disease diagnosis.
EPSRC Cancer Network (Interdisciplinary network for novel point of care diagnostic technology for urological cancers)
The aim of this network is to create a new interdisciplinary research community including scientists, industry, policy-maker (government organizations/agencies) and end-users (NHS and patients) in order to develop and implement new-generation diagnostic methodologies which would promote the rapid and effective uptake of urological cancer diagnostics, expanding diagnostic capability within primary care