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Liver Disease

Comparative analysis of microsatellite instability and somatic mismatch repair gene status in Lynch related skin and upper gastrointestinal cancers

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Principal Investigator: Dr Neil Rajan

Lynch syndrome (LS) is a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome, characterised by an increased risk of developing a wide variety of tumours, most notably bowel, womb,…

Understanding the cognitive symptoms of Primary Biliary Cholangitis; a trainee’s story

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April Phaw is a gastroenterology trainee at Health Education England North East. She was part-funded by the Newcastle BRC to work on the…

New patient guideline on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, published

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New guideline available to support people living with, or at risk of, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The guideline was co-created by patients, researchers and clinicians, and aims to support better…

TELehealth EXercise for patients with primary liver cancer: TELEX-Liver Cancer

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Principal Investigator: Professor Helen Reeves

Strong evidence from randomised controlled trials supports structured exercise as an adjunctive therapy for patients with cancer. Unfortunately, for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) –…

BRC trainee receives Rising Star Award

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Dr Kate Hallsworth has been awarded a prestigious Rising Star Award from the European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL).

Dr Hallsworth (pictured below) is an NIHR Newcastle…

Newcastle BRC Training Fellow is awarded Doctoral Research Fellowship

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Colette Kirk (pictured left), a Senior Dietitian at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and current Training Fellow with NIHR Newcastle…

Prestigious prize for study into liver cancer diagnosis and treatment

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Two leading academics at Newcastle University have won a prestigious 2020 Newton Prize for their international study into liver cancer.

Image: (L-R) Professors Fiona Oakley and Helen Reeves. Courtesy of…

Changing healthcare through patient-led research: a trainee’s story

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A recent study conducted by Newcastle BRC’s Liver Disease theme PhD student, Jadine Scragg, and supervised by NIHR Clinical…

Newcastle University ranks top 30 in the world for liver disease research performance

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In a recently published list of University rankings, Newcastle University ranked 30th for gastroenterology and hepatology across the world, as well as second in the world for numbers of…

Series of films on fatigue, available to the public

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Experts across healthcare and academia in Newcastle have produced a number of short patient education films aimed at supporting people with symptoms of fatigue as they recover from COVID-19.

The…

Welcoming another trainee to the Newcastle BRC

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At the NIHR Newcastle BRC, providing an inspirational environment for career development is something we are passionate about. The latest trainee to come on board is Colette Kirk, a…

Understanding how bile acids cause cognitive deficits in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

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Lucy Gee

This project aims to investigate the specific effects bile acids have on cell populations within the brain, as well as the ability of drug treatments to reverse these…