These are the research projects that BDRF are working on  If you’re thinking about starting your own project and would like to apply for a bursary, please see our how to apply page.

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Acceptability of faecal microbiota transplantation for patients with a temporary ileostomy

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Developing a standardised colorectal biopsy template

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The role of risk of recurrence, bowel function and avoidance of a permanent stoma in patient preferences for treatment for rectal cancer.

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Changes in circulating biomarkers of metastatic colorectal cancer when targeting platelet tumour cell interactions with anti-platelet therapy

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Lipid-based biomarkers for determining radiosensitivity in rectal cancer

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An investigation of transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation (tVNS) on return of bowel function and inflammatory cytokine response after colorectal surgery

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