12 December 2011

A partnership between Curtin University and The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation will support vital new research into the early detection of bowel cancer.

The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship will fund a PhD candidate to continue work undertaken by the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) in early detection of bowel cancer in people who visit pharmacies with bowel symptoms.

The Institute discovered that pharmacists would benefit from a Patient Consultation Questionnaire (PCQ) as a potential early detection tool. The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation has agreed to fund a PhD stipend to allow the Institute to further develop the questionnaire.

This means when a patient visits the pharmacy, they would complete the questionnaire. Based on the findings, the pharmacist may advise them to visit their GP.

Our Founder & CEO, Nick Lee, presented the PhD candidate with the fellowship on Tuesday 13 December 2011 at Curtin University.