What we do
We are the UK's leading bowel cancer research charity. We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
We support and enable research
In 2015 we announced our ambitious move into research. The major advances in saving lives from bowel cancer in the past 20 years have all come through research. Through strategic investment in targeted research, we will deliver improvements in bowel cancer survival in our lifetime.
We aim to increase the number of people surviving bowel cancer within five years of diagnosis from 50% to 75% by 2025.
One of the first major projects we are working on is bringing together the leading bowel cancer scientists and clinicians to identify gaps in current research, which if addressed, could save thousands of lives.
Working in partnership with people affected by bowel cancer and the clinical and research community, we campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care across the UK. You can make a difference by joining our campaign supporters network.
We provide expert information and education
We educate patients, the public and professionals about bowel cancer by providing expert information and training. We do this through our website, a range of publications free to order and download and awareness talks in the community. We also run training for healthcare professionals to ensure they have the latest information regarding signs and symptoms, risk factors and the screening programme.
We fundraise to save lives
We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. There are lots of ways you can support us and help fund vital research to stop bowel cancer.
- Make a donation
- Organise your own fundraising
- Take part in one of our events
- Become a corporate partner
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Below find out more about our history, the people who make Bowel Cancer UK and those who advise and support us.