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.

Project Information


Centre for Integrated Critical Care - The University of Melbourne





End date:

Can this be done remotely?


Senior clinician

Parts of research done:

Literature review, Research proposal, Ethics approval

Positions Available:

Site principal investigators and research coordinators

Current Funding:

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Epworth Research Foundation, Vifor Pharma Ltd.

Prospective researchers receive:


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Project owner

Dr Lachlan Miles

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VIC. 3002



0424 730 627

ABN: 77 640 321 295


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