Championing bowel cancer research

Professor David Jayne has been appointed Chair to lead and champion research into colorectal cancer.

Professor David Jayne April 2018

The new professorship at the University has been created by Bowel Cancer UK and the Royal College of Surgeons.

Over his four year appointment, Professor Jayne from the Leeds Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Sciences, aims to increase research activity around better ways to treat the disease.

Professor Jayne is already a senior academic at the University and is a consultant surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Jayne says: “The University and the Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust already have a strong track record in developing new approaches to treating bowel cancer.

“My appointment will not only allow me to promote our existing research but to work with others to get more research projects launched.

“In particular, I aim to work closely with Bowel Cancer UK and the Leeds Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Centre to increase the number of surgical trials in bowel cancer and the opportunities for patients to participate in clinical research.

“The creation of this new professorship brings together key organisations such as Bowel Cancer UK, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the University, enabling scientists and clinicians to advance our knowledge of the disease with the aim of reducing mortality and morbidity.”

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