Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study looking at a questionnaire about bowel function after surgery for rectal cancer
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at how useful a new questionnaire is to look at bowel function after surgery for cancer of the rectum (back passage).
Having surgery to remove cancer of the rectum can have a major impact on how your bowels work. This can affect your
This study will compare this questionnaire with a similar one to find out how well it works.
Who can enter
You may be able to enter this trial if
- You had surgery to remove your rectal cancer with the aim to cure it between 01/01/2002 and 01/02/2012
- You had part or all of the tissue that surrounds the rectum removed (Total mesenteric excision – TEM)
- Your cancer was an adenocarcinoma
- Your cancer was 15 cm or less from the opening of your back passage (your anus)
- You are at least 18 years old
You cannot enter this trial if
- Your rectal cancer has spread
- Your rectal cancer has come back
- You have a
colostomyor any stomathat hasn’t been closed (reversed) yet
This international study will recruit 1,000 people. In the UK 400 people will be recruited.
The study team will send you a letter containing a questionnaire. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. You then mail it back in the addressed pre paid envelope provided.
The researchers may send you another questionnaire a few weeks later.
There are no visits to the hospital if you take part in this study.
There are no side effects from taking part in this study.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
Pelican Cancer Foundation