Prof David Cranston’s new book

penicillinPenicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley

Prof Cranston has co-authored a biopgraphy of a crucial member of the Oxford research team that gave the world penicillin. Recognition of a modest man who changed medicine.

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Achieving precision in prostate cancer diagnosis & treatment

15 leading Urologists, including Mr Tom Leslie of Oxford Urology Associates, convened at the Royal Society of Medicine last Friday to hear Nuada’s Urology and Radiology team present on advances in MRI/Ultrasound fusion, a technique that combines ultrasound probes with targeted MR images to biopsy and treat prostate cancer with a high degree of precision. Fusion has significant  accuracy, economic and patient-experience advantages over traditional forms of biopsy, and forms a cornerstone of the Nuada Focal Therapy approach.

Via live videolink, participants watched a transperineal biopsy using MIM fusion software, which changes the plane of an MR image, and allows it to merge with an ultrasound image. The MR image becomes so accurate (94%) that lesions may be identified and contoured, and the contouring can be seen on the live ultrasound – enabling a highly precise biopsy.

Oxford and Cambridge Medical Management Course

logo30 senior trainees and new consultants attended a management course in Oxford. The Oxford & Cambridge management course was organised by Mr Ben Turney and Oliver Wiseman in Balliol College, Oxford on 22nd and 23rd March 2016. Topics covered included management and leadership, medicolegal workshop, starting in private practice and business planning. The course was sponsored by Boston Scientific, Storz, Nuffield, Urolift, DGL (Helix Health),  CJ Coleman insurance brokers and Stanbridge Associates (accountants) and MBC (medical billing and collection).