Research News

Supporting Effective Research Delivery: Recruiting to Time and Target

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:33

​The Clinical Research Network West of England are running this event on 12 May 2017, which is designed for all research team members who are involved with delivery of clinical trials.

Developing standards for public involvement in research

Friday, 10 March 2017 13:17

The Public Involvement Standards Development Network has been working to define standards for public involvement in research. If you're interested, you can sign up to receive project updates and be involved in developing the standards.

ICYMI - One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

Friday, 10 March 2017 12:45

In case you missed it, on 21 February 2017 The Lancet published an article by BSG member Prof Wendy Atkin and colleagues. The subject was the outcome of an RCT funded by the NIHR EME programme and CRUK. The trial, with more than 170,000 participants, investigated the effect of a single flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality after 17 years of follow-up. The study showed that a one-off FS continues to provide significant levels of protection from colorectal cancer diagnosis and death, with protection lasting at least 17 years. The NIHR announced the findings in their own press release. Further background to the trial is available on Prof Atkins' website.

The Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Award Lecture 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:46

This year, the award lecture will be delivered by Professor Trevor A Graham of the Barts Cancer Institute in London. Prof Graham is interested in developing and applying methods to predict the course of tumour evolution — the process whereby normal cells are transformed over time into invasive cancer cells. With a longstanding interest in gastrointestinal cancer development (primarily in Barrett’s oesophagus and in the colon), Prof Graham has three major programmes of ongoing work. The first is about predicting sporadic colorectal cancer development, the second is predicting the risk of IBD-associated colorectal cancer, and the third is predicting oesophageal cancer occurrence based on patterns of clonal diversity. It is the last of these that will form the subject of the Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Award Lecture 2017. The Lecture will be delivered at the BSG’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Manchester Central Convention Centre.

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