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Our @CSPRG_Imperial group is proud of the impact bowel scope made in preventing cancer and saving lives during its 7 years as part of the BCSP, and our small part in this. We hope that one day, long after Covid-19 constraints, it may find its way back.

1/12 In a recent blog, @CRUKResearch reports that @NHSEngland has ceased to offer the bowel scope procedure (also known as flexible sigmoidoscopy, flexi-scope & flexisig) for #bowelcancer #colorectalcancer screening.

Chemoprevention is one important strategy to reduce #colorectalcancer risk. My #PhD research within @CSPRG_Imperial aims to add to this great body of work.
T minus 1 year and counting 🤯
#phdlife #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM

We are still looking for cancer biologists and clinicians interested in new #collaborations for #earlydetection - places still available for our virtual #networking on 5th Feb. Please RT & share with your communities @MontefioreD @CRUKCamEarlyDx @DaveCarter1234 @petersasieni

Recent @Gut_BMJ review of #Bowelcancer #CRC risk factors meta-analyses for chemopreventive agents confirms:

Risk ↗️ alcohol, meat
Risk↘️aspirin, NSAIDs, magnesium, folate, fruit & veg (lots), fibre, dairy

@alan_barkun @mbardou et al

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Public involvement

We believe that public and patient involvement (PPI) in the design and conduct of trials and studies improves the quality of the research that we undertake. The value of the patient perspective and experience is integral to any research activity that affects patients. PPI gives the patients and members of the public the opportunity to have their say in the way our studies are conducted and help suggest important changes to benefit future and on-going research.

There are lots of ways you can get involved in our research, including joining one of our trial steering groups as a patient representative, joining in discussions on new research ideas, helping design study questionnaires and reviewing patient information sheets.

We are interested in hearing from you, whether you are a patient affected by bowel cancer, or are caring for someone with bowel cancer. If you have any suggestions or comments, or want to be a patient representative for our research please contact us.

For researchers

Data used in CSPRG research was collected subject to the informed consent of the participants and / or under section 251 support. Access to the individual level anonymised data will only be granted in line with the relevant informed consent form or section 251 support, subject to approval by the appropriate research ethics committee, Health Research Authority (HRA) and HRA Confidentiality Advisory Group (HRA-CAG) as required, under a formal data sharing agreement.

To discuss a request for data please contact the CSPRG by completing the contact form with the following information: the proposed study objectives, the data you require and timelines for completion of the research.