Below Pelican has listed a selection of papers that reflect the areas of research that we have been involved in and continue to support. Where possible the links to the abstracts are included for further information.
Magnetic resonance imaging prediction of an involved surgical resection margin in low rectal cancer. Salerno GV, Daniels IR, Moran BJ, Heald RJ, Thomas K, Brown G.Colorectal Disease. 2009 April; 52(4):632-9
MRI staging of low rectal cancer. Shihab OC, Moran BJ, Heald RJ, Quirke P, Brown G. European Radiology. 2009 March; 19 (3):643-50
Surgical management of rectal cancer: a multidisciplinary approach to technical and technological advances. Heald RJ. British Journal of Radiology. 2005; 78:128-30
Diagnostic accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in predicting curative resection of rectal cancer: prospective observational study. MERCURY Study Group.BMJ. 2006;333:779
Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Detected Tumor Response for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Predicts Survival. Outcomes: MERCURY Experience. Patel UB, Taylor F, Blomqvist L, George C, Evans H, Tekkis P, Quirke P, Sebag-Montefiore D, Moran BJ, Heald RJ, Guthrie A, Bees N, Swift I, Pennert K,and Brown G. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Oct 1;29(28):3753-60
MRI After Treatment of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: How to Report Tumor Response—The MERCURY Experience. Uday B. Patel, Lennart K. Blomqvist, Fiona Taylor, Christopher George, Ashley Guthrie, Nicola Bees and Gina Brown. American Journal of Roentgenology 2012;199: W486-W495
Deferral of rectal surgery following a continued response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (watch and wait) study: a phase II multicenter study in the United Kingdom. Yu SK, Brown G, Heald RJ, et al. J Clin Oncol . 2011; 29(4):abstract 489
A Systematic Approach to the Interpretation of Preoperative Staging MRI for Rectal Cancer. Fiona G. M. Taylor, Robert I. Swift, Lennart Blomqvist and Gina Brown. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2008;191: 1827-1835
Accurate staging, selective preoperative therapy and optimal surgery improves outcome in rectal cancer: a review of the recent evidence. Daniels IR, Fisher SE, Heald RJ and Moran BJ. Colorectal Disease : the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Sites of surgical wasting in the abdominoperineal specimen. Salerno G, Chandler I, Wotherspoon A, Thomas K, Moran BJ and Brown G. Br J Surg.
Preoperative MRI sphincter morphology and anal manometry: can they be markers of functional outcome following anterior resection for rectal cancer? How P, Evans J, Moran B, Swift I and Brown G. Colorectal DiseaseL the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Response to ChemoRadiotherapy in Rectal Cancer – predictor of cure – and a crucial new choice for the patient. R.J.Heald, G.Beets & C.Carvalho. Colorectal Disease. 2014 may. 16(5): 334-337