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26 Nov 2021 | 1 min read
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We are pleased to announce that COLO-COHORT has reached its next major milestone, with 1500 patients now recruited into the study! Recruitment figures have risen steadily during 2021, trebling since...

3 Nov 2021 | 1 min read
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Work led by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust in collaboration with Newcastle University has delivered the world's first fully patient derived Experience Measure for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Previous measures have...

1 Nov 2021 | 1 min read
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Paula Fowler, a patient who has played an integral role in patient and public involvement activities for COLO-SPEED, has been featured on the Chronicle Live website. In the article, Paula...

16 Sep 2021 | 2 min read
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Guts UK are looking to appoint three volunteer Experts by Experience to sit on their Research Awards Committee. Experts by Experience (EBEs) are people who are living with a digestive...

30 Jul 2021 | 2 min read
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COLO-COHORT has officially recruited its first 1000 patients, doubling the number of patients recruited into the study in just 4 months! We have seen a notable increase in recruitment rates...

19 Jul 2021 | 1 min read
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Professor Mark Hull and colleagues are working to understand whether medicines such as aspirin, which reduce bowel polyps in the short-term, have prolonged benefit even after they have been stopped....

5 Jul 2021 | 2 min read
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COLO-SPEED Chief Investigator, Prof. Colin Rees, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious British Society of Gastroenterologists (BSG) and National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR...

24 May 2021 | 1 min read
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Jennifer Smith, a COLO-COHORT participant who was recently recruited at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, has been featured in an NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North...

19 May 2021 | 1 min read
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The May 2021 edition of the COLO-COHORT newsletter is now available. You can find the newsletter online if you would like to catch up on the latest COLO-COHORT news and...

17 May 2021 | 2 min read
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COLO-SPEED team members from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University and Leeds University have participated in the first ever Sir Bobby’s Football Run. The fundraising campaign, which...

29 Mar 2021 | 1 min read
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All participants in the seAFOod Trial (see Participant Summary of Results) provided written informed consent for the STOP-ADENOMA team to obtain the results of future colonoscopy tests up to six...

25 Mar 2021 | 1 min read
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We are very pleased to announce that COLO-COHORT has reached a major milestone with 500 patients now recruited into the study! We would like to extend a big thank you...

11 Mar 2021 | 3 min read
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COLO-COHORT, a COLO-SPEED study, is committed to supporting and developing researchers of the future and is spearheading the NIHR Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme for Gastroenterology. The scheme, which aims...

8 Feb 2021 | 2 min read
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COLO-DETECT has reached a major milestone in the form of important NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) and NHS research ethics committee (REC) approval

The COLO-DETECT study, which is looking at the ability of a new artificial intelligence device (GI Genius™) to help clinicians find polyps during a large bowel camera test (colonoscopy) –...

21 Dec 2020 | 2 min read
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Mr Alexander Seager (Colorectal Surgical Trainee) has joined South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as a clinical research fellow to help deliver the COLO-DETECT study. COLO-DETECT is a clinical...

19 Nov 2020 | 1 min read
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The November 2020 edition of the COLO-COHORT newsletter has been circulated to our study sites and subscribers. You can find the online version here if you would like to stay...

10 Sep 2020 | 2 min read
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact upon society as a whole and this has affected medical research. COLO-SPEED, COLO-COHORT and associated studies had to pause recruitment of patients...

30 Jul 2020 | 1 min read
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In a proof of concept study amongst healthy volunteers recruited at Newcastle University, FIT kits used in the bowel cancer screening programme were tested to assess suitability for testing the...

1 Jul 2020 | 2 min read
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COLO-SPEED wins the 2020 Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Award for Research

The COLO-SPEED (Colorectal Cancer Screening, Prevention, Endoscopy and Early Diagnosis) team recently won a prestigious patient care award for its world-leading endoscopy research. The team won the ‘Research’ category in...

12 Jun 2020 | 2 min read
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Suparna Mitra describes the process of studying microbiome data in order to improve our understanding of colorectal cancer

A microbe is any living organism which is too tiny to be seen with the naked eye. It is also called a microorganism, or a microscopic organism. The major groups...

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