Surgical Innovation and Evaluation — Introduction
Our aims are to:
1. Establish a new Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU).
2. Use SITU to evaluate surgical innovations including:
i) ablative devices;
ii) device targeted therapies;
iii) organ reconditioning.
iv) per-operative imaging
3. Underpin SITU with imaging technology and biomarker discovery/validation to improve future evaluation tools for surgical innovations.
Our overall vision is therefore to set up a research programme that does not work within one particular disease, but across several different areas, and enables new treatment approaches to be taken from the very first stages to large-scale testing. In time, we should become a national centre for testing advances in surgery.
Our research focuses on 4 sub-themes