January 2016 | Eanáir 2016

Double Success for CCD Researchers

Fri, 15 January 16 10:57

Prof Padraic MacMathuna presents prizes to Dr Francesco Caiazza and Dr David Gibson at the ISG Winter Meeting 2015


Congratulations to two researchers from the Centre for Colorectal Disease at St Vincent's University Hospital who won the oral presentation prizes at the Irish Society for Gastroenterology Winter Meeting, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, which was held on 19th & 20th November 2015. 

First Prize in the Basic Science category went to Dr Francesco Caiazza,  Merck Sorono Newman Research Fellow for his presentation entitled 'Preclinical investigation of the prognostic role of KHSRP in colorectal cancer: Balancing the tumour and the immune microenvironment'

First Prize in the Clinical Science category was won by Dr David Gibson, AbbVie Newman Research Fellow for his presentation on 'Dublin FIT-positive Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening colonoscopy: High sensitivity or just serendipity?'

The Centre for Colorectal Disease was established at St Vincent’s University Hospital in 1993 with the aim of delivering quality care to all patients with colorectal disorders (notably colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders) while at the same time developing high quality research, teaching and education.

At the core of the Centre is the collaboration between a multidisciplinary clinical team (consisting of colorectal surgeons, medical gastroenterologists, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and specialist nurses) with our dedicated team of scientific staff.

Further information

For more information on the Centre for Colorectal Disease.