Professor Peacock publishes in JAMA Oncology

UMS member, Professor Peacock, publishes with collaborators from Dartmouth College US , a study which shows evidence that the benefits of vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of colorectal cancer varies according to vitamin D receptor genotype.

The study, titled ‘Vitamin D Receptor Genotype, Vitamin D3 Supplementation,and Risk of Colorectal Adenomas: A Randomized Clinical Trial’, has been published in JAMA Oncology.


Towards a pain free hospital: article published by UMS members in the British Journal of Pain

UMS member, Professor Peacock, and UMS associate member, Dr Sauzet in collaboration with colleagues published a qualitative analysis of pain experiences for head and neck cancer patients in the British Journal of Pain.

‘Towards a pain free hospital: an in-depth qualitative analysis of the pain experiences of head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy’ found that ‘the specific issues faced by head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy high- light the need for pain relieving interventions delivered by pain specialists, in tandem with the development of robust self-management strategies.

British Journal of Pain September 23, 2015

UMS member Professor Peacock and UMS associate member Dr Sauzet publish in BJA

Professor Peacock and Dr Sauzet, along with colleagues, were published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, in a study from the NIHR RfPB-funded RCT in collaboration with the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The study titled ‘Routine screening for pain combined with a pain treatment protocol in head and neck cancer: a randomised controlled trial ‘compared the effectiveness and cost of a pain screening and treatment program, with usual care in head and neck cancer patients with significant pain.’

The authors concluded that ‘there was no difference in the Pain Severity Index between the two groups. However there were significant improvements in the intervention group in patient satisfaction and PMI.’

doi: 10.1093/bja/aev263

British Journal of Anaesthesia, 115 (4): 621–8 (2015)

Upcoming NIHR Statistics Group Seminar: Laboratory Scientists and Statisticians: Bridging the Gap

Tuesday 21st October 1:00 – 2:00pm

BRC 16th Floor Tower Wing, Guy’s hospital, King’s College London

Reducing Irreproducibility in laboratory studies (RIPOSTE)

The RIPOSTE framework for improving the design and analysis of laboratory based research

Professor Janet Peacock  & Dr Victoria Cornelius

In this seminar, Professor Peacock and Dr Cornelius will give a background to motivate the research, present examples and the RIPOSTE framework before finishing with a short workshop to discuss future challenges and next steps for Laboratory-based research.

The NIHR Statistics Group aims to promote statistical methodology, provide educational opportunities and share best practice.

For attendance and meeting room details please email