Volatile Organic compounds for DEtection of Colorectal cAncer
Professor Chris Probert – University of Liverpool
This study aims to investigate Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are associated with adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) and early bowel cancer to improve detection of adenomas and bowel cancer.
Status: Recruitment active
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This is a 3 year study, and will recruit a total of 1000 patients who are being treated for colorectal polyps, bowel cancer and healthy control individuals. From these patients, a stool sample will be collected as well as a health questionnaire including health problems, family history, dietary habit, and bowel habit. Colonoscopy and histology information will also be recorded.

Information for Patients:

If you are interested in participating in this study, and the study is open at your site please contact a member of your local research team.

Information for Researchers:

If you are interested in participating as a study site, please contact a member of the study team.

  • Professor Chris Probert
Study Sponsor:
  • University of Liverpool
Funded By:
  • Cancer Research UK
Opened sites:
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
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