Research and Campaigns Blog
Welcome to our research and campaigns blog. This is our space to explore key issues affecting people with bowel cancer such as prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and care. We will be sharing our latest research updates and providing commentary and analysis on external policy. We also provide links to further information and resources.
Ending bowel cancer by 2050 – research is key
This week we revealed the critical gaps and key recommendations in bowel cancer research with the potential to lead to real improvements for patients.
One family’s struggle to get lifesaving bowel cancer screening
I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 55 years old, but it wasn’t until my son was diagnosed with the disease at a young age that we realised we had such a strong family history.
Why should we study genes?
All cancers are caused by changes or faults in our genes. Learning more about the genes involved in bowel cancer is crucial to improving diagnosis and treatment for patients.
Surgical Innovation in Rectal Cancer
Our first Bowel Cancer UK/RCS Research Fellow, Marta Penna shares why she's exploring a new surgical technique pioneered to overcome many of the challenges faced by surgeons operating on rectal cancer
One family’s journey with stage four bowel cancer
Stacey Heale discusses the challenges of a stage four bowel cancer diagnosis and how she thinks the system can be improved
Understanding the role of advanced bowel cancer Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs)
Stephen Fenwick explains what MDTs are and what importance they have in the treatment and care of patients with advanced bowel cancer.
How we make sure our research is of the highest quality
Our Head of Research, Dr Julia Ambler, explains how we make sure the research we fund is of the highest possible quality.