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.
Two new advanced bowel cancer drugs approved for use on the NHS
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new drug combination, nivolumab and ipilimumab, on the NHS for some people with advanced bowel cancer in England and Wales.
Screening people with a higher risk of bowel cancer before 60 saves lives – new research into improving screening finds
Bowel cancer screening saves lives. It’s a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer, when treatment has the best chance of working.
New research has developed a tool that can help predict the risk of bowel cancer coming back
A new test has been developed to help understand and predict the risk of cancer coming back in people with stage 2 and stage 3 bowel cancer.
Northern Ireland develops plans for Advanced Bowel Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
We're delighted to support plans for an advanced bowel cancer multidisciplinary team in Northern Ireland. The project, led by Mr David Vass, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Belfast, has been fully…
What are the changes to the treatment break rule during the coronavirus pandemic?
The treatment break rule that is currently paused for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, is to remain suspended until 1 July 2021, according to the latest update from NHS England.
Patients invited to swallow a tiny camera to look for signs of bowel cancer
NHS England has launched the pilot of a new device to help detect bowel cancer, called a colon capsule endoscopy. The capsule is already being rolled out across Scotland and can be used as an alternative…
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.