- Goberdhan Group Research Group
I graduated from Cardiff University medical school in 2011 with a 1st class BSc in Public Health and MBBCh with honours. During my time as a medical student I developed a strong interest in both Urology (the surgical treatment of conditions of the urinary tract) and academic research. I was subsequently awarded an Academic Foundation Programme in Bristol working with Professor Jane Blazeby where I spent two excellent years working as a Doctor in the NHS and working on clinical research projects relating to surgery.
In 2013 I was appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Urology at the University of Oxford. This allowed me to spend 1 or 2 days a week pursuing a research interest alongside surgical training, with a view to gaining funding to study for a DPhil. I have published and presented on a variety of topics within Urology, but increasingly I am drawn to the complexities and uncertainties of prostate cancer. The Goberdhan group has a fast developing and novel prostate cancer programme, and I have recently been awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinical Training Fellowship to study in the lab. During my DPhil, I will be focusing on how prostate cancer cells adapt to micro-environmental stress, the role of exosomes in this process, and the possible role of exosomes in cancer progression including metastasis.
Recent Publications (2014-Present)
Stevens DJ, Blencowe NS, McElnay P et al. A systematic review of patient reported outcomes in randomized controlled trials of unplanned general surgery. World Journal of Surgery. 2015 (Accepted July 2015, In Press)
Stevens DJ, Sharma NL, Tewari AK et al. Organ-confined prostate cancer: are we moving towards more or less radical surgical intervention? Curr Urol Rep. 2015 May;16(5):27
JD Mason, NS Blencowe, AGK McNair, DJ Stevens et al. A prospective cohort study to examine the feasibility of patient reported outcome assessment in unplanned surgical hospital admission. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2015 May; 1:16
Stevens DJ, McKenzie K, Cui H et al. Smartphone apps for urolithiasis. Urolithiasis. 2015 Feb;43(1):13-9
NS Blencowe, P Chana, RN Whistance, DJ Stevens et al. Outcome reporting in surgical oncology: 'interface' measures between neoadjuvant treatment and surgery. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2014 106 (9): dju217
P. Singh, C. Anele, E. Dalton, O. Barbouti, DJ Stevens et al. Prostate Cancer Tumour Features on Template Prostate Mapping Biopsies. European Urology. 2014 Jul;66(1):12-9
DJ Stevens, J Jackson, N Howes et al. Obesity surgery smartphone applications: a review. Obesity Surgery. 2014 Jan;24(1):32-6