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.
Six things you might not know about the bowel cancer screening programme
Margaret Vance, Deputy Director of the London Bowel Cancer Screening Hub, helps us shed some light on how the screening programme works and what is involved in taking part
Reflections on the progress and challenges of saving lives from bowel cancer
At the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Chief Executive Deborah Alsina MBE reflects on the progress we’ve made and the challenges still to address
New research supports GPs to diagnose young patients with serious bowel disease
Today, the British Journal of General Practice published cutting-edge research which aims to reduce delays in patients under 50 diagnosed with bowel cancer or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Lynch syndrome awareness day
On Lynch syndrome awareness day Asha Kaur, our Head of Policy & Campaigns, explains what Lynch syndrome is, why testing patients is so important and what we're calling for.
The new NICE guideline for Lynch syndrome testing explained
Dr Kevin Monahan, our Medical Adviser and clinical expert on the NICE committee responsible for developing the guidance, explains what Lynch syndrome is and what the NICE recommendation means for you
Access to data: A case study of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
In a recent blog Chris Carrigan (former director of National Cancer Intelligence Network) highlighted the implications of a loss of access to data for cancer outcomes.
The psychological and emotional effects of a bowel cancer diagnosis – Richard’s story
Last week at our healthcare professionals study day there was a really interesting and important presentation about the psychological and emotional effects of a bowel cancer diagnosis.