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.

All of our work is reliant on fundraising – we get no financial support from the government.  If you would like to support our work we would be delighted if you would consider making a donation here. 

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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The CAF-QoL Study

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How do different surgeons decide when to avoid or give a stoma, and when this should be permanent or not? Gaining a better understanding of the different factors involved in this decision to begin standardising practice nationally

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Designing a study to find the optimum surgical technique for treating rectal prolapse

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What is the best way to treat patients facing multiple surgeries to remove cancers that have spread beyond the bowel?

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A study to find out the best methods for assessing and treating anal Crohn’s fistulae, building a consensus on optimum care among clinicians.

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