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.
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.
Four main take-aways from our Colorectal Cancer Study Day
Last week saw another successful Colorectal Cancer Study Day, where healthcare professionals flocked to London to hear from a group of highly respected colorectal cancer specialists.
The story of Never Too Young
This week marks the annual ‘Young Survivors Week’ – a global campaign to raise awareness that wherever you live in the world you are never too young to get bowel cancer.