“I think it’s essential that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”
A study to find out why some bowel screening test results show blood when there is no cancer
This study looked at why some people’s bowel screening test results show blood in the stool when they don’t have bowel cancer.
At the time of this study, everyone in England between the ages of 60 and 69 received an invitation to take part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Along with a letter they received a kit to collect a tiny amount of stool (faeces).
The bowel screening test involves testing stool (poo) for blood. If the results show that there is blood in the sample, you have a further bowel test called a
The researchers wanted to understand more about why this was so.
Summary of results
There are no results for this study. Since the study started better information from standard follow up of people taking part in bowel screening is now available. The researchers are now studying this.
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.
Professor Julietta Patnick
Cancer Research UK
NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
University of Oxford
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