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.
The importance of pathology for bowel cancer patients
We asked Dr Lishman about her CBE, why pathology is so important for bowel cancer and reflect on some of her top career highlights and reveal her hopes for the future of pathology.
An optimal bowel cancer screening programme
Our Head of Policy and Campaigns looks at what the UK National Screening Committee's consultation document recommends, what it means for bowel cancer screening and what needs to happen to make it…
Reflections on our Genetics in Colorectal Cancer Study Day
Last month we held our eighth Colorectal Cancer Study Day – our first specifically focused on genetic conditions linked to the disease. We recap some of the key themes and take home messages from the day
What is campaigning?
Asha Kaur, Head of Policy & Campaigns explains what campaigning is, what is involved and what it can actually achieve.
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.