These are the research projects that BDRF have funded.
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Learning more about skin ulceration in a specific skin condition associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
IBD is sometimes linked to a very severe ulcerating skin disorder called pyoderma gangrenosum. This is very difficult to treat, it causes severe pain and if it occurs near an intestinal stoma (ileostomy or colostomy) it may make it almost impossible for the stoma bags to adhere to the skin.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer of both sexes in the UK and Ireland. It caused over 16,000 deaths in 2000, which is 1 in 9 of cancer deaths and 1 in 35 of all deaths.