Oncology Gastro-enterology

The Surgery Department at St James’s Hospital, has a long established research program. We run a number of both investigator-led and industry centred drug trials, mostly related to oesophageal cancer. This includes a major international randomised clinical trial (Neo-AEGIS), as well as trials of preoperative fitness and conditioning, and studies on appetite and satiety in weight losing patients in survivorship.

Current Trials & Studies
Study NameStudy TitleStudy TypeSponsorSponsor Type
TRANSITCharacterisation of changes in nutrient handling after upper gastrointestinal surgery - TRANSITObservationalN/ANon-commercial: Academic
Buffet Lunch Study on food preferences and satiety post cancer surgeryFood intake and food preference in patients with upper gastrointestinal surgery - Buffet lunch studyNutritional TrialN/ANon-commercial: Academic
EndoGut1Characterisation of changes in gut mucosal function after upper gastrointestinal surgeryObservational with invasive testsN/ANon-commercial: Academic
EndoGut2Characterisation of changes in gut mucosal function after upper gastrointestinal surgery (EndoGut 2)Observational with invasive testsN/ANon-commercial: Academic
Unintentional Weight Loss and OesophagectomyMechanism and Treatment of Unintentional Weight Loss after Oesophagectomy with Curative intentObservational with radiology or blood testsN/ANon-commercial: Academic
The PRE-HIIT TrialPreoperative Exercise to Improve Fitness in Patients Undergoing Complex Surgery for Cancer of the Lung or Oesophagus: The PRE-HIIT TrialObservational with radiology or blood testsN/ANon-commercial: Industry
Restore SWATDevelopment of a patient designed participant information leaflet for the future ReStOre II trial – A Public and Patient Involvement initiativeObservational-non invasiveN/ANon-commercial: Academic
ReStOre IIRehabilitation Strategies following Oesophagogastric and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer: ReStOreII - A Randomised Controlled TrialObservational with radiology or blood testsN/ANon-commercial: Academic
Past Trials & Studies
Study NameStudy TitleStudy TypeSponsorSponsor Type
Barrett's OesophaegusBarrret's Oesophagus Registry: Registry of Irish Patient's with Barrett's and Barrett's OesophagusN/AAcademic
Neo-AEGISRandomised clinical trial in adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophago-gastric junction: A comparison of neo-adjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and surgery versus neo-adjuvant chemoradiation and surgeryClinical TrialSt James’s hospital Academic
Gut Hormones after upper GI surgeryFood intake and gut hormones release in patients in cancer remission who have undergone upper gastrointestinal surgeryObservational with radiology or blood testsN/AAcademic
Upper GI BiobankDelineation of the regulatory networks in upper gastrointestinal cancers using a genome-wide approachObservational with radiology or blood testsN/AAcademic
PREPAREPREPARE - Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing esophageal resectionObservational-non invasiveN/AAcademic
Satiety GH Modulation on AppetiteThe effect of satiety gut hormone modulation on appetitive drive after upper gastrointestinal surgeryNutritional TrialN/AAcademic
Longitudinal assessment of gut hormoneLongitudinal assessment of gut hormone secretion following upper gastrointestinal surgery for cancerObservational with radiology or blood testsN/AAcademic
ReStoreRehabilitation following Oesophageal cancer: Identifying Rehabilitative Needs and StrategiesObservational-non invasiveN/AAcademic