Research | Overview



The Leicester HPB unit employs an active research programme dedicated to early diagnosis, novel treatments and mechanistic pathways in cancer and other HPB pathology. We believe this is essential to improve patient care. Academic work undertaken by the unit spans both randomized clinical trials and molecular in vitro work. Over 17 post-graduate trainees have undertaken higher academic degrees with the unit with publications in top cancer journals and presentations at National and International meetings.

The unit is also committed to an active education programme from fellowship teaching, teaching of foundation year doctors, undergraduates and primary care practitioners (in addition to allied health care personnel). This teaching forms an integral part to offering HPB patients (with both benign and malignant disease) the best care possible.

Figure 1: Research activity of the HPB unit, annual publications and number of annual citations

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