Welcome to our research blog. We will be sharing our latest research updates and summaries of recent findings. We also share information from medical experts and links to further information and resources.
PIPAC - a clinical trial looking into a new type of treatment for advanced bowel cancer
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Jamie Murphy tells us about a clinical trial looking at a new type of treatment – PIPAC - for patients who have bowel cancer that has spread to the peritoneum.
Creating a national Lynch syndrome registry
As part of a research project we funded, and along with colleagues at Newcastle University and Health Data Insight CiC, Dr Fiona McRonald from Public Health England is working to create a national registry…
Shining a spotlight on chemical pathology
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Dr Ruth Ayling, tells us about her role and how her work helps inform key decisions about diagnosing, treating and caring for people with bowel cancer.
Accelerating bowel cancer research
Professor Owen Sansom, Director of the CRUK Beatson Institute in Glasgow and one of the UK's leading bowel cancer researchers, talks about a £5m Cancer Research UK-funded research network he is heading…
Shaping bowel cancer research – a lay review panel member’s perspective
Bowel Cancer UK lay review panel member and volunteer, John Marsh, tells us about his own experience of bowel cancer and how he’s now helping shape future bowel cancer research.
Could a blood test be used to diagnose bowel cancer?
One of our medical advisors, Professor Ian Tomlinson – and his team, are investigating whether a blood test could be used to detect early signs of bowel cancer. Here he explains more about this exciting…
Can aspirin and fish oil reduce risk of bowel cancer? – results from the seAFOod trial
We asked Professor Mark Hull, from the University of Leeds, to give us an overview of the key findings and what this means for people at higher risk of bowel cancer.
Research to improve patient information on recovery after bowel cancer surgery
Researchers Stephen Chapman and Caroline Czoski-Murray tell us about the research they’re doing at the University of Leeds to help improve information people receive when they’re recovering from surgery.