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New hope for some advanced bowel cancer patients, after NICE approves drug on the NHS
A new bowel cancer drug, which can double progression-free survival time for some people with advanced bowel cancer, has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for patients…
New combination treatment for advanced bowel cancer patients in Scotland
Today the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announce their final recommendation for a new treatment combination for people living in Scotland, who are diagnosed with a rare form of bowel cancer.
New study finds endoscopy backlog reaches half a million in England
A backlog of nearly half a million endoscopy procedures, essential for diagnosing bowel and oesophageal cancers, has built up during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has found.
Coronavirus disruption will lead to avoidable cancer deaths
Disruption to cancer care caused by the pandemic could see bowel cancer survival rates return to those last seen in 2010, a new report published today warns.
A statement from One Cancer Voice: Plotting a route out of the pandemic and towards world-leading cancer services
We’ve joined together with 46 other cancer charities, as part of One Cancer Voice, to send a united message to all governments across the UK.
Tens of thousands of patients in England waiting too long for bowel cancer tests
The number of people in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests that can help to diagnose bowel cancer has increased by over six-fold compared to the same time last year, according to figures published…
Cancer patients may not be as protected by the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine
A small-scale research study is reporting that cancer patients may be less protected against Covid-19 than other people after one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Thousands of patients to receive home test which can spot signs of cancer
The NHS in England has launched a new trial inviting patients to swallow a tiny camera, which films inside their body, to look for signs of cancer.
Join us to remember someone special
Join us for Remember Together on Sunday 11 April, a special event to celebrate the lives of people we have lost to bowel cancer.