NATO - Non-Anaemic iron deficiency and Treatment Outcomes after surgery for colorectal cancer
The objective of this prospective observational study will be to specifically assess the outcomes of non-anaemic patients undergoing elective surgery for colorectal cancer with iron deficiency relative to a control cohort of patients that is iron replete.
This study will aim to satisfy the hypothesis that patients with iron deficiency but not anaemia will have a poorer post-operative outcome, as measured by days alive and out of hospital at post-operative day 90, than patients without iron deficiency or anaemia.
We seek interested sites to recruit patients and collect data. The project is fully funded, and includes a capitation payment of A$400 per patient that successfully completes the study.
Centre for Integrated Critical Care - The University of Melbourne
Parts of research done:
Literature review, Research proposal, Ethics approval
Site principal investigators and research coordinators
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Epworth Research Foundation, Vifor Pharma Ltd.
Dr Lachlan Miles