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Liver Disease

Promoting liver health awareness this World Liver Day

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World Liver Day aims to unite communities, medical professionals, and policymakers worldwide to address the growing burden of liver diseases. 1.5 billion people suffered from chronic liver disease globally…

BRC leads listed among world’s most influential researchers

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Two senior BRC researchers have been named in a list of the world’s top 1% of researchers, based on their exceptional research influence.

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa and Professor Quentin M…

Gastroenterology and hepatology research ranked in global top 10

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The US News Best Global Universities listing has placed Gastroenterology & Hepatology research at Newcastle University as top 10 in its 2022-23 rankings.

Newcastle researchers in Gastroenterology and Hepatology are…

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…