What we do
Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have joined together to stop bowel cancer. We are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK.
Our pledge is bold, ambitious and inspiring. Within ten years:
- We will transform survival rates, from only one in every two people surviving bowel cancer over five years, to three out of four people surviving
- There will be better information and support for every patient throughout their journey
- Screening will be optimal, leading to more cancers being detected early or prevented
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. Find out more
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 Beating Bowel Cancer and those who advise and support us.