Bone Tumour Research during lockdown wins prize at TORC Annual Research Meeting

A team of orthopaedic surgeons and trainees from NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee have won 3rd Prize at this year's Tayside Orthopaedic Research Collaborative (TORC) meeting on Friday 3rd December 2021.

The study, Have COVID=19 restrictions caused delays in diagnosis and interventions for patients with malignant tumours, noted that higher numbers of patients with new bony pathological lesions presented after the initial lockdown period in the UK, perhaps suggesting a delay in presentation and highlighting important considerations for future pandemic planning of cancer screening services and access to medical practitioners.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics (NHS Tayside) and Director of UDOTS (University of Dundee) commented:

“I’d like to thank Katie Hoban for leading this interesting and important research during the pandemic. Congratulations are due to the entire team for winning an award at this year’s TORC Meeting, so well done to Kimberley Tiang and Samantha Downie for their vital contributions and enthusiasm to the research.”

Tayside Orthopaedic Research Collaborative (formerly Club) was founded in 2011, by five local trainees with the aims of fostering collaboration between trainees, stimulating research ideas, showcasing the best projects and raising the profile of the NHS Tayside Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Department. It has grown year on year and is now a celebrated social fixture.

TORC Award Team