Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Reader in Gynaecological Oncology



+44 (0)20 3313 3267s.ghaem-maghami




Hammersmith HouseHammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





 The main focus of the research group is in translational research in gynaecological cancers. In particular biomarker discovery and development (specifically immunological markers) in ovarian and endometrial cancers. The biomarkers are now in the process of being tested for diagnosis and surgical prognosis. The concept of predicting surgical outcome in ovarian cancer is a step in developing personalised medicine and providing patients with best care possible.

Recent advances in oncolgy have improved survival in patients with cancer but research into surgery may have additional benefits for the patient. Clinical   research into optimal treatment of cervival preinvasive lesions has been a focus. We have shown that clear margins of resection has a significant effect on reducing risk of recurrence from preinvasive disease.




Phelps DL, Balog J, Gildea LF, et al., 2018, The surgical intelligent knife distinguishes normal, borderline and malignant gynaecological tissues using rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry (REIMS), British Journal of Cancer, Vol:118, ISSN:0007-0920, Pages:1349-1358

Saso S, Clancy NT, Jones BP, et al., 2018, Use of biomedical photonics in gynecological surgery: a uterine transplantation model, Future Science Oa, Vol:4, ISSN:2056-5623

Curry E, Zeller C, Masrour N, et al., 2018, Genes Predisposed to DNA Hypermethylation during Acquired Resistance to Chemotherapy Are Identified in Ovarian Tumors by Bivalent Chromatin Domains at Initial Diagnosis, Cancer Research, Vol:78, ISSN:0008-5472, Pages:1383-1391

Flower KJ, Ghaem-Maghami S, Brown R, 2018, Is there a Role for Epigenetic Enhancement of Immunomodulatory Approaches to Cancer Treatment?, Current Cancer Drug Targets, Vol:18, ISSN:1568-0096, Pages:5-15


Tzafetas M, Mitra A, Kalliala I, et al., 2018, iKinfe - improving surgical outcomes in pre-invasive and invasive cervical disease, WILEY, Pages:17-17, ISSN:1470-0328

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