Khadra Galaal

Miss Khadra Galaal joined Royal Cornwall NHS Trust in 2012 as a consultant Gynaecological Oncologist. She qualified in medicine from Dundee University in 1992 and after specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.

She completed accredited fellowship in Gynaecological Oncology and was appointed as a consultant in Gateshead 2007. Since then, she has developed laparoscopic radical surgery and surgery in women with high BMI, in addition to developing techniques in radical cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer. She has been an accredited Colposcopist since 2007.

She has numerous peer reviewed publications/reviews/chapters in the field of gynaecological oncology. Current research and clinical interests include the impact of obesity on the surgical management of ovarian and endometrial cancer, alternatives to transfusion in cancer surgery, and evidenced based practice.

Job Title

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist





GMC Membership Number


General areas of expertise

  • Gynaecology
  • Gynaecological oncology

Particular areas of expertise

  • Gynaecological Oncology Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Complex laparoscopic surgery
  • Fertility sparing surgery

Contact Details

01872 252729

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  1. Anke Smits, Alberto Lopes, Ruud Bekkers, Leon Massuger & Khadra Galaal.  Body mass index and outcomes of endometrial and ovarian cancer patients, Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care
  2. M Hermens, RMF Ebisch, K. Galaal, RLM Bekkers. Alternative colposcopy techniques: systematic review and metanalysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27607860
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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]
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12.  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.
  13. 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]
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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    
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

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