29 Mar 2021 | 1 min read

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

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

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
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

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...

10 Sep 2020 | 2 min read

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

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
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
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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