CTRIC recruit 100th Delta Study Patient14/03/2023
Well done to the Research and Development Team based at CTRIC who have successfully recruited their 100th patient to ‘Delta Study’ which can help diagnose early Oesophageal cancer.
The Trust commenced the Delta Study in collaboration with Cambridge University to assess a test called Cytosponge, which aimed to pick up cell changes in the oesophagus (gullet) due to Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that increases the risk of oesophageal cancer. The test can help decide which patients need urgent endoscopy. The study looks at how the test fits within healthcare services.
100th patient to be recruited on to the study Mr Edward Murray explained: “The procedure was much more comfortable, manageable and a lot less invasive than a standard OGD.”
Pictured is: Sharon Guille (Research Facilitator), Hazel Thompson (SSO) Consultant Dr John McGoran Consultant Gastroenterologist (Principal Investigator), Mr Edward Murray (100th patient) and Donal Concannon Clinical Research Nurse (Main investigator Research Nurse)