Welcome to our research blog. This is where we share our latest research updates and summaries of recent findings. We also share information from medical experts and links to further information and resources.
Can using information about people’s genes improve bowel cancer screening?
Bowel cancer screening saves lives, but how can it be improved even more? The results of a study we funded into risk factors and screening have now been published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
FOCUS4 - a clinical trial investigating treatment options for advanced bowel cancer
We asked Consultant Oncologist Professor Richard Adams about the FOCUS4 clinical trial, which is testing different treatment options for patients with bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the…
The SCOTTY study – searching for new genes that cause bowel cancer in younger people
A team of scientists, based at the University of Edinburgh, are leading a ground breaking UK-wide study that could help identify patients at risk of developing bowel cancer and find new treatments for…
Research highlights from the UK’s largest cancer conference
In November, the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference saw hundreds of researchers come together with patient representatives, charities, research funders and industry to hear about the…
Could bowel cancer’s neighbourhood help improve treatment?
Bowel cancer is much more than just the tumour itself. The way the disease grows, develops and responds to treatment is influenced by a whole neighbourhood of cells and other molecules that surround it.…
Bowel cancer after a ‘clear’ colonoscopy
This week Dr Nicholas Burr and his colleagues published new research in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) highlighting variation in the quality of colonoscopies performed in England.
Driving change at our National Colorectal Cancer Nurse Network (NCCNN) Study Day
Healthcare professionals from across the UK attended our successful colorectal cancer study day in Birmingham this September to find out more about the future of bowel cancer treatment and care.