seAFOod Polyp Prevention Trial re-opens
26 Sept 2014
After a period of several months when recruitment was hampered by drug supply problems, this important chemoprevention trial set in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) will be fully open for recruitment again in BCSP sites across England. Trial investigators: please be on the look-out for 'high risk' polyp cases needing one-year surveillance colonoscopy from the first week in October onwards. The Trial now needs to recruit a minimum 20 participants per month for the next 18 months or so in order to reach target. Together, we can prove that the BSG and BCSP can host large, practice-changing drug trials such as this. A big thank-you to all contributing to the Trial.
Mark Hull (Chief Investigator)
New Evidence Update on Crohn's disease from NICE
An Evidence Update on Crohn's disease has been published by NICE.
NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.
The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 152 'Crohn's disease: management in adults, children and young people' (2012).
Free-to-view webinar 'Constipation in children and young people: implementing the NICE quality standard'
MGP, the publisher of Guidelines and Guidelines in Practice has produced free-to-view webinars for healthcare professionals to help them keep up to date with best practice and maintain their guideline-related learning.
Constipation in children and young people: implementing the NICE quality standard
The webinar will be presented by Dr Hasan Chowhan and Lynne Watson on Wednesday 22nd October, 2 - 3pm and will:
- Discuss the NICE quality standard on constipation in children and young people
- Provide a GP perspective on implementing best practice
BSG Funding Opportunities for Educational Projects in Low Income Countries 2015
The BSG wishes to fund a number of educational projects to promote the practice of gastroenterology in the developing world and low income settings (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa). We hope to fund 3 - 5 projects. The maximum budget for each project should be no more than £10,000. The fund is NOT intended for equipment other than that which is required for training or is purely educational in its use. Funding will be available early 2015. Potential projects might include an educational or training course, or an educational meeting on the practice of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy. However other types of educational projects will also be considered. Matched or supplementary funding from other sources is encouraged.
Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
A Guide to Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
BSG member Sue Clark has recently published a new textbook 'A GUIDE TO CANCER GENETICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE' which has a significant gastroenterology content.
This book covers the basic concepts of cancer genetics. The common inherited cancer syndromes are each dealt with in greater depth, with the current management outlined. It is aimed at all clinicians who may encounter these conditions in their practice. The book sets out to facilitate identification of high-risk individuals and families, to inform interaction with geneticists and other sub-specialists, to provide a basis for patient management and to stimulate interest in these fascinating conditions.
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Publication date: June 2009
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