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Research News

Research is carried out to increase knowledge and understanding and subsequently help improve clinical practice, and the treatment options and services available.

One of our objectives is to provide up to date information about the latest research into bladder and bowel control problems. In this section you will be able to access some of the latest research information and news. You can also find out how you can help us by participating in research programmes yourself and about our own research efforts and the research programmes that we are involved in.

What is Research?

Research is simply the step by step process that involves collecting and examining information. We do research to improve our knowledge and understanding. It will invariably result in finding out something new.

Researchers are the people who carry out the research and they can be from all walks of life, including doctors, nurses, scientists, students and industry. Research can be driven by clinicians and industry alike. It can help improve clinical services available to patients or improve the design and manufacture of products. It can also help improve our understanding of bladder and bowel disorders and how they can impact someone's quality of life.

The aim of research is almost always the same - to find out how to make improvements for the benefit of the patient, whether that is a service, treatment or product.

We value research and appreciate how important it is in helping to improve the services, treatments and products available to those who suffer from a bladder or bowel disorder.

Taking Part in Research

B&BF fully supports research projects that seek to improve the care and treatment available for people suffering from bladder and bowels problems. To be fully effective, any such research must take into account the views and opinions of patients and carers.

You can help us to influence the development of new products and treatments that will in turn improve the quality of life for millions of people in the UK who are affected by bladder and bowel problems.

For details of any current research projects please find a list of all current research studies below. Don't forget to also look in the Archive Research Studies section as there might be research still running from the previous year. You can select which year you wish to view in the Archive Research Studies link box at the bottom of this page.  

B&BF’s Research and Development Work

If you would like to help support B&BF’s research and development work by allowing us to contact you from time to time to seek your views and opinions, be part of a clinical research project or survey, or help us raise awareness, please complete our Database Registration Form.

B&BF Prevalance Research 

To mark the launch of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation in September 2008, the charity commissioned a new piece of research to establish current prevalence of urinary and faecal incontinence and nocturnal enuresis. The research also explored attitudes and behaviours relating to help-seeking and beliefs about incontinence and prevalence, impact, causes and treatments.

To find out more about our Prevalance Research, please click here.

Last updated: 20/11/2013

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23/04/2014

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11/04/2014

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New test could accurately predict prostate cancer recurrence

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New method for prostate cancer detection can save millions of men painful examination

09/04/2014

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02/04/2014

Urine Test Could Help Predict Recurrence of Bladder Cancer

02/04/2014

Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohns Disease

02/04/2014

2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

02/04/2014

Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report

02/04/2014

Clinical Trial Identifies Women Most Likely To Benefit From Vaginal Mesh Surgery

02/04/2014

New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study

02/04/2014

Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

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Dogs Can Be Trained to Detect Prostate Cancer by Smelling Urine

28/02/2014

More Power to the Cranberry: Study Shows the Juice is Better than Extracts at Fighting Bacterial Infections

28/02/2014

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28/02/2014

Proton therapy for prostate cancer results in long-term patient survival and excellent quality of life

14/02/2014

Researchers have shed light on a new mechanism by which prostate cancer develops

14/02/2014

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14/02/2014

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14/02/2014

Antibiotics for lower urinary tract infection in children

12/02/2014

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Smoking causes earlier menopause in some white women

07/02/2014

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07/02/2014

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07/02/2014

Targeting sleeper agent cells in bones of prostate cancer patients

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TCGA bladder cancer study reveals potential drug targets

07/02/2014

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Liquid biopsy a potential test for bladder cancer

29/01/2014

New Prostate Cancer drugs may not target root cause of the disease, York scientists warn

29/01/2014

Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancers Return

24/01/2014

Possible explanation for link between exercise & improved prostate cancer outcomes

24/01/2014

Prostate cancer risk may be reduced by melatonin

22/01/2014

Therapy improves urinary incontinence, defecatory dysfunction and pelvic pain in women

17/01/2014

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16/01/2014

Daily antibiotics most effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infection

16/01/2014

E. Coli Superbug May Pose Major Health Threat: Study

08/01/2014

Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancers Return

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