Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Zafer Tandogdu

Clinical Research Associate


I am currently undertaking a PhD at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and Institute of Health and Society, comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of radiotherapy and radical surgery in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer.

My research is focused on oncological urology and hospital associated infections in urology.



  • European Association of Urology – Section of Infections in Urology – Associate Member
  • European Urology Scholarship Programme – Clinical Research Fellow – (2013-2015)


Ongoing Research


  •   Comparative Cost-effectiveness of Radiotherapy and Surgery for the Treatment of Patients with Clinically Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

             PhD Project

  • GPIU: Global Prevalence of Infections in Urology
            Duty: Co-researcher
  • SERPENS: A Prospective Cohort Study Evaluating the Risk Factors, Responsible Pathogens, Management, Clinical Outcomes and Cost in Urosepsis Patients

          Duty: Study coordinator

  • A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of radiotherapy compared with radical cystectomy for the treatment of clinically localized muscle invasive bladder cancer and the impact of individual patient characteristics on the outcomes  
         Duty: Lead Investigator


  •  The PHOTO Trial: PHOTOdynamic versus white light-guided treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: randomised trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness.

        Duty: Researcher

         Clinical trial registry


I am a faculty member of the EAU- European School of Urology (ESU) Infections in Urology.