Professor Donald McMillan
- Professor of Surgical Science (Medicine)
- Associate Academic (Institute of Cancer Sciences)
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Work carried out by Professor McMillan and his collaborators has highlighted the importance of the systemic inflammatory response in weight loss, poor physical function and quality of life and poor survival of the patient with cancer. This work carried out over a 20 year period has been summarised in a series of published reviews. This has led to the introduction of the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) a tumour stage independent tool for predicting survival in patients with either localised or advanced cancer. The GPS has been validated worldwide.
In the theme of cancer cachexia, inflammation and surgery has supervised 7 MSc, 18 MD and 7 PhD theses. Published >200 original articles, >150 original articles as first author, co-first author to supervised student or senior author. This has resulted in >9,000 literature citations and a Hirsch index >50.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- The role of nuclear sphingosine kinase 1 in colorectal cancer
Cancer Research UK
2012 - 2013
- The role of NF-kB expression and interaction with the inflammatory response to breast cancer.
2007 - 2010
- The evaluation of intraoperative fluid optimisation guided by oesophageal doppler monitoring on mortality of patients undergoing emergency..
Scottish Executive Health Department
2004 - 2005
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