These are the research projects that BDRF have funded.

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Feasibility of intraluminal imaging of blood perfusion for the evaluation of colorectal anastomosis in rectal cancer

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Lymph Node Positivity in Patients with ANal Cancer treated in the Modern Era: prognostic impact and patterns of locoregional relapse (L‐NuANCE)

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Patient Outcomes in Coloproctology and their Correlation with Resources for Treatment within the NHS

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Will a new non-invasive stool test predict accurately whether or not a patient has bowel cancer, thus removing the need for widespread colonoscopy to determine this, and enabling colonoscopy to be restricted to patients at greater risk of cancer?

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Possible genetic mechanisms in formation of desmoid tumours

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Does the presence of a particular variety of a certain virus indicate that combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CRT) is more likely to destroy all the tumour in rectal cancer, and so mean that later invasive and hazardous surgery is no longer necessary?

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Functional Outcomes from Anal Cancer Treatment (FOFACT)

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A national multi-centre review of the current management and outcomes of perianal abscesses. This is a prospective study prior to the Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities (PPAC) Trial, a randomised multicentre trial comparing packing with non-packing of perianal abscess cavities

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