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New paper!


We have a new paper in the journal Cancer Epidemiology entitled, “Obesity surgery and risk of colorectal and other obesity-related cancers: An English population-based cohort study”. The paper is open access and available from ScienceDirect. A plain language summary is also available.

MBE awarded to PPG member Ann Muir


BCI UK Public-Patient Group member Ann Muir has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.  Ann is a volunteer for MacMillan Cancer Support  and has received the prestigious award for her services to people affected by cancer in Scotland. Ann has been a Cancer Voice for 13 years, a leader of self...

Fostering analysis skills in future doctors


Analysis projects for first year medical students Later this month fifteen medical students will be undertaking analysis projects with BCI UK as part of their training. Their Special Studies Projects (SSPs) are part of the Research Evaluation and Special Studies (RESS) theme and will use simulated data to develop their analytical skills. The students will devise...

BCI UK has an Engagement Facilitator!


We are happy to announce the appointment of Emily Boldison as our Patient Public Engagement Facilitator. Emily will be the first point of contact for CORECT-R’s Patient-Public Group and Expert Advisory Group. She will also coordinate our public and professional engagement events. Emily has over a decade of experience in event management and will be...

Successful course


On the 15 December we held an introduction to bowel cancer course for new team members and our Patient-Public Group. A highly experienced tutor, David O'Halloran, led the course and began with the fundamentals of cancer; the what, where and how. The afternoon was dedicated to the specifics of bowel cancer and ended with consideration...

New team members!


We have recently recruited two new team members. Beth Levick has joined us from the University of Liverpool, where her doctoral work included the epidemiology of plague in wild gerbils. In addition to plenty of transferable skills, Beth has a keen interest in scientific public engagement. Beth's research will focus on bowel cancer recurrence and radiotherapy...

New CORECT-R Research Fellow


Hayley Fenton has joined us in the Worsley Building as a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to joining, Hayley was a Data Scientist in the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare, helping NHS partner organisations and Leeds City Council improve patient care across Leeds. She also previously worked in the Civil Service providing healthcare analysis, and...