If you would like to attend any of the meetings please contact the CReST office to register your interest and for further information:


Tel: 0121 415 9105

Fax: 0121 415 8871

Upcoming Meetings:

To be confirmed

Previous Meetings:

The 2nd NCRI Colorectal Cancer Clinical Studies Group – Surgical Trials Meeting

The NCRI Colorectal Colorectal Cancer Clinical Studies Group - Surgical Meeting took place on the 24th March 2010 at The Midland Hotel in the centre of Manchester.

This one day meeting provided an excellent opportunity for trial Investigators and their teams to hear about the exciting recent developments in current and new national colorectal surgery trials.

Sessions included a progress and safety update from the CReST Trial, the launch of the full phase III FOxTROT trial, an update of the pilot phase of FOxTROT including some exciting new data on histopathological downstaging and also some encouraging results on the accuracy or radiological staging from the radiology audit.

There were also updates from the recently funded FIAT, TREC and PULMICC Trials

A full session was devoted to the issues of improving recruitment in complex surgical trials.

The meeting was a great success attended by over 100 collaborators. Many thanks to all those who attended. Copies of some of the presentations from the day will be avaliable soon.

The CReST Trial has been launched around the country!

10th April 2008, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

7th May 2008, University College Hospital, London

Each meeting consisted of a stent workshop followed by the CReST launch meeting.

The launch meeting consisted of a short series of presentations from: the Chief Investigator, Mr Jim Hill; a lead radiologist from the TMG; an introduction to the trial by Professor Richard Gray and an overview of the patient pathway & requirements for data collection by a member of the trials office team.

The presentations from the Manchester Launch Meeting on 10th April 2008 are available for download here:

Mr Jim Hill - An Introduction to CReST

Dr Laura Magill - The Patient Pathway & Administration of CreST