Bowel Cancer News

There’s a lot in the news about bowel cancer recently. Nobody has done more than Dame Deborah  James aka @bowelbabe, to raise awareness of bowel cancer. We first met when she was diagnosed, she is greatly missed. Click on link if you want to donate to her charity



Here is a clip from a radio interview in which Prof Pollok talks about bowel cancer and describing what is involved in having a colonoscopy:

Bowel Cancer radio interview (opens new tab) for further information go to Gastro problems

Inflammatory Bowel Disease News

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Prof Pollok’s group have published a paper on the time to IBD diagnosis and the impact of diagnostic delay

the team’s work was reported in a Daily Telegraph news article alongside an interview with one of  Prof Pollok’s patients:

Sarah Sleet CEO of the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK  saidThis study shines a light on the terrible impact of slow diagnosis for the long term health of people with colitis and Crohn’s disease

 For more information on this study check the link

If you’re worried you could have inflammatory bowel disease check out the

CCUK symptom checker and if you want to make a donation to this charity check the link

Prof  Richard Pollok and collaborators published a paper in Gut entitled: “Depression in individuals who subsequently develop inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based nested case–control study”

The work forms part of his research fellows PhD project and was funded by the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Prof  Richard Pollok and collaborators have published 3 papers on adapting the management of IBD during the Covid pandemic entitled:

Kennedy NA, Jones GR, Lamb CA et al, British Society of Gastroenterology guidance for management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gut. 2020 Jun;69(6):984-990. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321244.

Din S, Kent A, Pollok R et al., joint first authors, Management of acute severe ulcerative colitis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a RAND appropriateness panel, Gut. 2020 Jun: gutjnl-2020-321927. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321927.

Kennedy NA, et al. Organisational changes and challenges for inflammatory bowel disease services in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline Gastroenterology Sep 2020, 11 (5) 343-350; DOI: 10.1136/flgastro-2020-101520