CCCRC
 
Dr Khadhra Ahmed Galaal (copy)
HOD Surgical Oncology Department.

1. Positions
HOD Surgical Oncology Department.
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research CentreJanuary 2022 to present
Senior Consultant Gynaecological Oncology
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Centre (SQCCCRC)January 2021 to present
Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Ethics committee.
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Centre (SQCCCRC)January 2021 to present
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist,
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, U.K.Sept 2012 to Jan 2021
Clinical lead for Gynaecological Oncology Service,
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, U.K.August 2015 to Jan 2021
Clinical Research Speciality Lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth.
NIHR Clinical Research Network South West PeninsulaMay 2019 to Jan 2021
Chair of the Gynaecological Cancer (Tumour specific group)
NSSG for the Peninsula Cancer NetworkJune 2015 to June 2019
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist,
Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust, U.K.Oct 2007 to July 2012
Subspecialty Fellow in Gynaecological Oncology,
Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead NHS Foundation TrustAug 2004 to Aug 2007
Registrar
Department of Obs & Gynaecology Ninewells Hospital & Medical school, Dundee, U.KAug 2003 to July 2004
Registrar
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, OmanMay 1998 to July 2003
Senior SHO 6months gyne. 6moths Obst
Lister Hospital, Stevenage. North HertfordshireOct 1996 to Oct 1997
SHO 6months gyne. 6moths Obst
Lister Hospital, Stevenage. North HertfordshireOct 1994 to Sept 1995
SHO combined Obst/Gyn post
Lister Hospital, Stevenage. North HertfordshireMarch 1994 to Sept 1994
Pre-registration JHO surgery
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, DundeeAug 1993 to Feb 1994
Pre-registration JHO medicine
Harrogate District hospital, HarrogateFeb 1993 to July 1993
2. Education/training
MBChB
The University of Dundee1992

Medicine and Surgery

Master of Epidemiology and Public Health
The University of Dundee1996

Epidemiology and Public Health

Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists FRCOG
The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG)2005

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Certificate of Subspecialty Accreditation
The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG) Postgraduate Medical & Education Training Board (PMETB & GMC)2007

Gynaecological Oncology

Certificate of Equivalence CCT
Postgraduate Medical & Education Training Board (PMETB & GMC)2007

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

3. Publications

Book Chapter:

§ ESGO Textbook in Gynaecological Oncology. Editors: Ali Ayhan, Nicholas Reed,. Publishing, 4th edition, 2017. Vulval Cancers; Epidemiology and Treatment. Chapter 116

Peer reviewed publications

1.   Donkers H, Bekkers R, Galaal K. Systematic Review on Socioeconomic Deprivation and Cervical Cancer: Inequalities in Survival. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;32(2):751-766. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0103.

 2.   Donkers H, McGrane J, Eleuteri A, Giamougiannis P, Bekkers R, Galaal K. The impact of socioeconomic deprivation on mortality in cervical cancer patients in Cornwall (England). Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2021 Sep;30(5):e13463. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13463. Epub 2021 May 24.

 3.   van Weelden WJ, Lalisang RI, Bulten J, Lindemann K, van Beekhuizen HJ, Trum H, Boll D, Werner HMJ, van Lonkhuijzen LRCW, Yigit R, Forsse D, Witteveen PO, Galaal K, van Ginkel A, Bignotti E, Weinberger V, Sweegers S, Kroep JR, Cabrera S, Snijders MPLM, Inda MA, Eriksson AGZ; European Network for Individualized Treatment in Endometrial Cancer, Krakstad C, Romano A, van de Stolpe A, Pijnenborg JMA. Impact of hormonal biomarkers on response to hormonal therapy in advanced and recurrent endometrial cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Oct;225(4):407.e1-407.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.05.007. Epub 2021 May 19.

 4.   Donkers H, Hirschfeld M, Weiß D, Erbes T, Jäger M, Pijnenborg J, Bekkers R, Galaal K. Detection of microRNA in urine to identify patients with endometrial cancer: a feasibility study. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 Jun;31(6):868-874. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-002494. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

 5.   Donkers H, Hirschfeld M, Weiß D, Erbes T, Jaeger M, Pijnenborg JMA, Bekkers R, Galaal K; ENITEC-consortium. Usefulness of microRNA detection in the diagnostics of endometrial cancer. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2021 Jun;100(6):1148-1154. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14141. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

 6.   Boer FL, Ten Eikelder MLG, van Geloven N, Kapiteijn EH, Gaarenstroom KN, Hughes G, Nooij LS, Jozwiak M, Tjiong MY, de Hullu JMA, Galaal K, van Poelgeest MIE. Evaluation of treatment, prognostic factors, and survival in 198 vulvar melanoma patients: Implications for clinical practice. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Apr;161(1):202-210. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.01.018. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

 7.   Aue-Aungkul A, Kietpeerakool C, Rattanakanokchai S, Galaal K, Temtanakitpaisan T, Ngamjarus C, Lumbiganon P. Postoperative interventions for preventing bladder dysfunction after radical hysterectomy in women with early-stage cervical cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 25;1(1):CD012863. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012863.pub2.

 8.   Donkers H, Fasmer KE, Mcgrane J, Pijnenborg JMA, Bekkers R, Haldorsen IS, Galaal K. The role of sarcopenic obesity in high-grade endometrial cancer. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021 Aug;154(2):248-255. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13591. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

 9.   Donkers H, Fasmer KE, Mcgrane J, Pijnenborg JMA, Bekkers R, Haldorsen IS, Galaal K. Obesity and visceral fat: Survival impact in high-grade endometrial cancer. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021 Jan;256:425-432. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.11.050. Epub 2020 Nov 21.

 10. Donkers H, Bekkers R, Galaal K. Diagnostic value of microRNA panel in endometrial cancer: A systematic review. Oncotarget. 2020 May 26;11(21):2010-2023. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.27601. eCollection 2020 May 26.

 11. Donkers H, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Galaal K. Socioeconomic deprivation and survival in endometrial cancer: The effect of BMI. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jan;156(1):178-184. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.10.030. Epub 2019 Nov 20.

 12. Donkers H, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Galaal K. Systematic review on socioeconomic deprivation and survival in endometrial cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Sep;30(9):1013-1022. doi: 10.1007/s10552-019-01202-1. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

 13. Kietpeerakool C, Aue-Aungkul A, Galaal K, Ngamjarus C, Lumbiganon P. Nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy compared to standard radical hysterectomy for women with early stage cervical cancer (stage Ia2 to IIa). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 12;2(2):CD012828. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012828.pub2.

 14. Boer FL, Ten Eikelder MLG, Kapiteijn EH, Creutzberg CL, Galaal K, van Poelgeest MIE. Vulvar malignant melanoma: Pathogenesis, clinical behaviour and management: Review of the literature. Cancer Treat Rev. 2019 Feb;73:91-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2018.12.005. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

 15. Donkers H, Smits A, Eleuteri A, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Galaal K. Body mass index and sexual function in women with gynaecological cancer. Psychooncology. 2019 Jan;28(1):48-53. doi: 10.1002/pon.4908. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

 16. Galaal K, Lopes A, Pritchard C, Barton A, Wingham J, Marques EMR, Faulds J, Palmer J, Vickery PJ, Ralph C, Ferreira N, Ewings P. Trial of intraoperative cell salvage versus transfusion in ovarian cancer (TIC TOC): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2018 Nov 1;8(11):e024108. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024108.

 17. Galaal K, Donkers H, Bryant A, Lopes AD. Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of early stage endometrial cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 31;10(10):CD006655. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006655.pub3.

 18. Smits A, McGrane J, Lopes A, Kent E, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Simpson N, Galaal K. Radiation-related toxicities and outcomes in endometrial cancer: are obese women at a disadvantage? Int J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s10147-017-1147-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28620815

 19. O’Donnell RL, Verleye L, Ratnavelu N, Galaal K, Fisher A, Naik R. Locally advanced vulva cancer: A single centre review of anovulvectomy and a systematic review of surgical, chemotherapy and radiotherapy alternatives. Is an international collaborative RCT destined for the “too difficult to do” box? Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Feb;144(2):438-447. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.12.007. Epub 2016 Dec

 20. Hermens M, Ebisch RM, Galaal K, Bekkers RL. Alternative Colposcopy Techniques: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct;128(4):795-803. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001613. Review. PMID: 27607860

 21. Ratnavelu ND, Brown AP, Mallett S, Scholten RJ, Patel A, Founta C, Galaal K, Cross P, Naik R. Intraoperative frozen section analysis for the diagnosis of early stage ovarian cancer in suspicious pelvic masses. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Mar 1;3:CD010360. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

 22. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Galaal K. Exercise Programme in Endometrial Cancer; Protocol of the Feasibility and Acceptability Survivorship Trial (EPEC-FAST). BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 16;5(12):e009291. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009291.

 23. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Bekkers R, Massuger L, Galaal K. The effect of lifestyle interventions on the quality of life of gynaecological cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Oct 5. pii: S0090-8258(15)30151-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.10.002. [Epub ahead of print]

 24. Bouwman F, Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Pollard A, Massuger L, Bekkers R, Galaal K. The impact of BMI on surgical complications and outcomes in endometrial cancer surgery-An institutional study and systematic review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Sep 25. pii: S0090-8258(15)30136-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.09.020

 25. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Kumar A, Cliby W, Smits E, Bekkers R, Massuger L, GalaalK. Surgical morbidity and clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer – the role of obesity. BJOG. 2015 Sep 2. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13585.

 26. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Bekkers R, Galaal K.Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer Survivors: The Influence of Obesity. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print]

 27. Smits A, Lopes A, Bekkers R, Galaal K. Body mass index and the quality of life of endometrial cancer survivors-A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Apr;137(1):180-187. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.01.540. Epub 2015 Jan 27

 28. van der Heijden E, Lopes AD, Bryant A, Bekkers R, Galaal K. Follow-up strategies after treatment (large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN): Impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 6;1:CD010757. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010757.pub2

  29. Tilean Clarke , Khadra Galaal , Andrew Bryant and Raj Naik. Evaluation of follow-up strategies for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer following completion of primary treatment. Online Publication Date: September 2014

 30.  Galaal K, Brook A, Smits A, Lopes AD (2014) Intraoperative Cell Salvage in Surgery for Ovarian Cancer: Time for Action. Med J Obstet Gynecol 2(2): 1035.

 31. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Bekkers R, Kent E, McCullough Z, Galaal K. Nurse-Led Telephone Follow-up: Improving Options for Women With Endometrial Cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]

 32. Galaal K, Al Moundhri M, Bryant A, Lopes AD, Lawrie TA. Adjuvant chemotherapy for advanced endometrial cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD010681. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010681.pub2

 33. Smits A, Lopes A, Das N, Bekkers R, Galaal K. The impact of BMI on quality of life in obese endometrial cancer survivors: Does size matter? Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Nov 18. doi:pii: S0090-8258(13)01340-1. 10.1016/j.ygyno.2013.11.018. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24262880

 34. Ratnavelu N, Patel A, Fisher A, Galaal K, Cross P, Naik R. High-grade vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia: can we be selective about who we treat? BJOG. 2013 Apr 2. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12223. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 23551637    

 35. Chattopadhyay S, Cross P, Nayar A, Galaal K, Naik R. Tumour size: A better independent predictor of distant failure and death than depth of myometrial invasion in FIGO stage 1 endometrioid endometrial cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23518862

 36. Al Rawahi T, Lopes AD, Bristow RE, Bryant A, Elattar A, Chattopadhyay S, Galaal K. Surgical cytoreduction for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28;2:CD008765. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008765.pub3.

 37. Galaal K, van der Heijden E, Godfrey K, Naik R, Kucukmetin A, Bryant A, Das N, Lopes AD. Adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy after surgery for uterine carcinosarcoma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28;2:CD006812. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006812.pub3.

 38. Chattopadhyay S, Mittal S, Christian S, Terblanche AL, Patel A, Biliatis I, Kucukmetin A, Naik R, Galaal K. The Role of Intraoperative Fluid Optimization Using the Esophageal Doppler in Advanced Gynecological Cancer: Early Postoperative Recovery and Fitness for Discharge. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Nov 14.

 39. Chattopadhyay S, Galaal KA, Patel A, Fisher A, Nayar A, Cross P, Naik R. Tumour-free distance from serosa is a better prognostic indicator than depth of invasion and percentage myometrial invasion in endometrioid endometrial cancer. BJOG. 2012 Sep;119(10):1162-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03427.x. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

 40. P Karkhanis, A Patel, K Galaal . Urinary tract fistulas in radical surgery for cervical cancer: The importance of early diagnosis. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct;38(10):943-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2012.06.551. Epub 2012 Jul 2.PMID: 22763245 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE

 41. Galaal K, Bryant A, Fisher AD, Al-Khaduri M, Kew F, Lopes AD. Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of early stage endometrial cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;9: CD006655.doi: 0.1002/14651858.CD006655.pub2. 

 42. Cross P, Naik R, Patel A, Nayar A, Hemming D, Williamson S, Henry J, Edmondson R, Godfrey K, Galaal K, Metin A, Lopes T. Intra-operative frozen section analysis for suspected early-stage ovarian cancer. BJOG. 2012 Jun;119(7):896-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03337.x

 43. Patel A, Galaal K, Burnley C, Faulkner K, Martin-Hirsch P, Bland MJ, Leeson S, Beer H, Paranjothy S, Sasieni P, Naik R. Cervical cancer incidence in young women: a historical and geographic controlled UK regional population study. Br J Cancer. 2012 Apr 24. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.148. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22531636

 44. Biliatis I, Kucukmetin A, Patel A, Ratnavelu N, Cross P, Chattopadhyay S, Galaal K, Naik R. Small volume stage 1B1 cervical cancer: Is radical surgery still necessary?.GynecolOncol. 2012 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

 45. Galaal K, Bryant A, Deane KH, Al-Khaduri M, Lopes AD. Interventions for reducing anxiety in women undergoing colposcopy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Dec 7;12:CD006013.

 46. San SooHoo, Amit Patel, Holly Buist, K. Galaal, J. Diane Hemming, Raj Naik. Borderline nuclear change, high-grade dyskaryosis not excluded: current concepts and impact on clinical practice. Cytopathology 2011

 47. Kew F, Galaal K, Bryant A, Naik R. Evaluation of follow-up strategies for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer following completion of primary treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 Jun 15;6:CD006119

 48. Cross P, Naik R, Patel A, Nayar A, Hemming J, Williamson S, Henry J, Edmondson R, Godfrey K, Galaal K, Kucukmetin A, Lopes A. Intra-operative years of frozen section analysis for suspected early-stage ovarian cancer: 11 Gateshead Cancer Centre experience. BJOG. 2012 Jan;119(2):194-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03129.x. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

 49. Galaal K, Godfrey K, Naik R, Bryant A. Adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy after surgery for uterine carcinosarcoma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jan 19;(1):CD006812. Review, PMID: 21249682

 50. Galaal K, Naik R, Bristow RE, Patel A, Bryant A, Dickinson HO. Cytoreductive surgery plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jun 16;6:CD007822

 51. Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, Khadra Galaal, Keith Godfrey and Raj Naik. Psoas Abscess after Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Open Clinical Cancer Journal, 2010, 4, 15-19

 52. Naik R, Galaal K, Alagoda B, Katory M, Mercer-Jones M, Farrel R. Surgical training in gastrointestinal procedures within a UK gynaecological oncology subspecialty programme. BJOG. 2010 Jan;117(1):26-31.PMID: 20002367

 53. Kucukmetin A, Naik R, Galaal K, Bryant A, Dickinson HO. Palliative surgery versus medical management for bowel obstruction in ovarian cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jul 7;7:CD007792

 54. Galaal K, Kew FM, Tam KF, Lopes A, Meirovitz M, Naik R, Godfrey KA, Hatem MH, Edmondson RJ. Evaluation of prognostic factors and treatment outcomes in uterine carcinosarcoma. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Apr;143(2):88-92. Epub 2009 Feb 7.

 55. Kew FM, Galaal K, Manderville H. Patients’ views of follow-up after treatment for gynaecological cancer.J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Feb;29(2):135-42.

 56. Thomakos N, Galaal K, Georgopoulos G, Nagaraju L, Hemming D, Naik R. Choroidal eye metastases from (recurrent) primary peritoneal carcinoma: case report and review of the literature. Int Semin Surg Oncol. 2009 Jan 20;6:3.PMID: 19154601

 57. Thomakos N, Galaal K, Godfrey KA, Hemming D, Naik R, Hatem MH, Lopes A. Primary endometrial squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008 Jan 31

 58. Galaal K, Meirovitz M, Hussain R, Allcroft L, Sullivan N, Lopes A, Edmondson RJ. The feasibility of storing ovarian tumor cells on databasing paper: establishing a library of ovarian cancer DNA doi:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2006.00755.x. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2007; 17(1):94-100.

 59. Kew FM, Galaal K, Manderville H, Verleye L. Professionals’ and patients’ views of routine follow-up: a questionnaire survey. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.00839.x. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 0; 0: ???-???

 60. Galaal K, Sangal S, Deane KHO. Interventions for reducing anxiety in women undergoing colposcopy. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007 Issue 3 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Chichester, UK DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006013.

 61. Gowri V., Mathew M., Galaal K.A, Jain R. Postpartum cerebral vein thrombosis.Neurosciences. 10(1) (pp 93-95), 2005. AN: 2005129480

 62. Galaal KA. Krolikowski A. A randomized controlled study of peritoneal closure at cesarean section. Randomized Controlled Trial. Saudi Medical Journal 21(8):759-61, 2000 Aug.UI: 11423890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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