Research Summaries

These are the research projects that BDRF have funded.

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GRANULE Workshop: GeneRAtiNg sUrgicaL rEcruiters for randomised trials

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Hartmann’s procedure versus intersphincteric abdominoperineal excision: a prospective observational study

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Development of an IDEAL framework to standardise the complex intervention of cytoreductive surgery for colorectal peritoneal metastases: a necessary step to phase III trials

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(A multi-centre randomised phase II feasibility study to determine) which patients with intermediate stage rectal cancer need radiotherapy before surgery and which can safely have surgery alone

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(Many people are now referred to hospital on suspicion of bowel cancer but fewer than 1 in 16 will prove to have the disease.) Will a simple and inexpensive urine test enable us to identify those most likely to have bowel cancer, and then fast track them for diagnostic tests and, if needed, treatment?

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A study to find out if the presence and activity of a specific group of cells forms the mechanism whereby removal of the appendix has beneficial effects on Ulcerative Colitis

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Does the protein p16 have predictive value in helping/enabling us to personalise how much chemo-radiotherapy to give individual anal cancer patients?

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Does the level of a specific protein predict the effectiveness of radiotherapy in rectal cancer? Also, will altering the level of this protein improve response to radiotherapy?

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Developing a new assessment tool (for eventual worldwide use) to evaluate the impact of medical and surgical treatments for those Crohn’s Disease patients who develop fistulae

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Feasibility of intraluminal imaging of blood perfusion for the evaluation of colorectal anastomosis in rectal cancer

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