A National (UK) Multicentre Study of the decision making and outcomes in Colorectal Cancer patients with specific reference to frailty assessment

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Study Twitter: @DECAFSTUDY

Study Summary

To identify the decision making process for treatment  in patients over age 75 with surgically resectable colorectal cancer and evaluate outcomes in respect to frailty and quality of life

Study Timeline

PPI day has been completed

This study is still undergoing revisions on study design and protocol


Mr Nick Heywood (Steering Group Lead), Consultant Emergency General and Colorectal Surgeon, BMedSci, BMBS, MRCS, MD, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Central Lancashire

Mr Aaron Kler, General Surgical Registrar, Northwest Deanery

Mr David Lieberman, Core surgical Trainee, Northwest Deanery

Mr Joel Tay, General Surgical Registrar, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Corinna Slawinski, General Surgical Registrar, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Bob Arnott, Chairman of The Patient Liaison Group, ACPGBI

Ms Sue Blackwell, Patient Representative

Dr Carly Welch, Specialist trainee in Geriatric Medicine, Health Education West Midlands

Ms Susan Moug, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Glasgow

Professor James Hill, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Peter Mitchell, (Consultant Lead), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


PPI day funded by the Northwest Research Design Service

Considering funding applications once protocol is finalised

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