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Managing large bowel cancer

25th August 2020


Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 11% of all new cancer cases. Resectional surgery is the mainstay of treatment and offers the best chance of cure for non-disseminated disease.

This webinar will review diagnosis, staging modalities and surgical management.


Miss Farhat Din

Farhat Din is a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Western General Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University.Farhat’s translational research portfolio, encompassing both basic laboratory research and clinical studies, focuses on colorectal cancer prevention by investigating energy and metabolism pathways that are associated with risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity. She was awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship in 2010 and currently holds a Chief Scientist Office Senior Clinical Fellowship (2017-2021).

In addition to her translational laboratory research, Farhat is actively involved in clinical trials, being the local principle investigator on several national trials. Alongside her clinical practice and research activities, Farhat has a keen interest in surgical career development, being an enthusiastic tutor and mentor for both medical students and surgical trainees. She has contributed to RCSEd through previous Regional Surgical Advisor and Younger Fellows roles, and currently contributes to multiple grant committees and collaborations including RCSEd, Tenovus, the Scottish Cancer Foundation, the Melville Trust and the UK Therapeutic Cancer Prevention Network. She is part of the CRUK Clinical Careers Committee which is responsible for clinician scientist fellowships and clinical bursaries.


Mr Mark Bignell

Mark Bignell graduated from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical school in 2001 and undertook his higher general surgical training in Wessex with a subspecialty interest in Colorectal surgery. He was awarded the ASGBI prize for outstanding performance at the Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery in 2016. He undertook a fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease in Oxford before accepting a substantive consultant post at the same institution.

Widely published and with a keen interest in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Mr Bignell sits on the surgical teaching committee at the medical school of Oxford University.


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