Congratulations to : Dr Andrew Renehan MB ChB PhD FRCS FRCS, on his successful application for a BDRF grant.

Dr Renehan will receive £94,000 for his two-year study entitled:

OnCoRe: Oncological outcomes after clinical Complete Response in patients with rectal cancer: a case-control study

Dr Renehan is a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Studies and Surgery/ Hon. Consultant in Colorectal Surgery and the Peritoneal Tumour Service. He is based at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and will be working in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

Keep an eye on the website to learn more about Dr Renehan’s project.

BDRF also congratulates Mr James Hill MB ChB, FRCS, ChM with the North Western Research Collaborative. This research team will receive £10,000 for their six-month long project.

This exciting project is entitled: National multi-centre review of the current management and outcomes of perianal abscesses. A prospective normative study prior to: Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities (PPAC) Trial: A randomised multicentre trial comparing packing with non-packing of perianal abscess cavities

Mr James Hill is a Consultant and Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The North Western Research Collaborative (NWRC) is a surgical trainee-led research network within the North West. The collaborative has been established to conduct multi-centre studies with the support of Consultants in the region. The NWRC aims to run a multi-centre open label randomized controlled trial, which will compare the use of packing and non-packing in the treatment of perianal abscess (Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities (PPAC) Trial). There is little evidence to support the standard practice of packing the abscess cavity.

The third winner of this category is: Mr Adam Sterns, Specialist Registrar in Colorectal Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The title of this project is: Functional Outcomes from Anal Cancer Treatment (FOFACT) and will cost £66,680 over three years.  Mr Sterns will be collaborating with Miss Nichola Fearnhead, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon along with a cohort of Consultant oncologists at the same hospital.

We will post more information on this research project in the coming weeks.