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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.
Six in ten adults unaware regular exercise can help reduce bowel cancer risk
60 per cent of adults living in the UK don't know that regular exercise could help to reduce the risk of bowel cancer a poll of more than 4,000 people commissioned by the charity has found.
Bowel cancer patients in Northern Ireland receive life-saving testing before starting chemotherapy
All cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be routinely screened ahead of starting certain chemotherapy treatments, to identify whether they’re at risk of severe side effects, the country’s Department…
New health app partnership launched to help people with bowel cancer
We’re thrilled to launch a new partnership with leading health app Vinehealth, to help people affected by bowel cancer track, manage and understand their cancer care.
New guidance for endoscopy procedures to remain open is issued
Endoscopy services across the UK should continue to go ahead throughout the second wave of the pandemic, and patients who are high risk of COVID-19 should be prioritised for the vaccination before their…
New study finds thousands may have undiagnosed and untreated bowel cancer due to COVID-19 disruption
Between April and October 2020, over 3,500 fewer patients than expected were diagnosed with bowel cancer in England, the University of Oxford-led study discovered.
Let's Chat Together this new year
Join us for Chat Together, our online meet-up for people living with and beyond bowel cancer across the UK. It’s a welcoming place to talk to others with bowel cancer and to meet new people.
NHS England announces new recovery plan for cancer services
The NHS has set out how it plans to return essential cancer services to pre-COVID-19 levels in a new plan.
Scaling back of health services in Wales could lead to worse outcomes for cancer patients
A decision by Wales’ Minister for Health and Social Services to allow the country’s NHS to scale back some elective and non-essential services could lead to an increase in waiting times.