Research and influencing blog
Welcome to our research and influencing blog. This is where we share our latest research and campaigns updates, summaries of recent findings and explore key issues affecting people with bowel cancer. We also share information from medical experts and links to further information and resources.
Bowel cancer patients in Northern Ireland join England and Wales in receiving DPYD test to screen for serious reactions to chemotherapy
The test has now been introduced in Northern Ireland. It has been routinely available in Wales and England since late last year, and the Scottish Government has committed to introducing it in the future.
New research shows the devastating impact of coronavirus on bowel cancer treatment and care in England
The number of people referred, diagnosed and treated for bowel cancer has gone down significantly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has found. Urgent action is needed.
Bowel scope screening is stopping in England. What is the future of bowel cancer screening?
In 2013, NHS England began rolling out a screening test for bowel cancer for people aged 55, known as bowel scope screening.
NICE approves new combination treatment for advanced bowel cancer patients
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have approved the use of a new treatment that increases overall survival for advanced bowel cancer patients with the BRAF V600E mutation.
Bowel cancer costs the UK £1.74 billion a year, a new report shows. What are the key recommendations?
Earlier in October, we responded to a new report, commissioned by Digestive Cancers Europe, which calculated the bowel cancer costs for the UK economy to be more than £1.7 billion a year.
Restoring the bowel cancer screening programme in the UK
In October, Scotland restarted the NHS Scottish Bowel Screening Programme, bringing them back in line with the rest of the UK.
Everything you need to know about the new government healthcare strategy
The Government recently published the National Genomic Healthcare Strategy setting out the future of healthcare for people in the UK.