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 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.
Investigating bowel cancer in younger people in Northern Ireland
Medical oncologist, Dr Ashleigh Hamilton, tells us about the research she’s doing alongside her team of supervisors. They hope to understand more about what could be causing bowel cancer in younger people.
Improving surgery through research
Surgery is the most common treatment for bowel cancer and surgical research is key to developing new surgical treatments and techniques. Surgical Oncologist Mr Robert Jones, explains more about what surgical…
Why do young people develop bowel cancer? – shining a light on the work of Susanti Susanti
Researcher Susanti Susanti tells us about her work, what a typical day in the laboratory looks like and why she decided to work in bowel cancer research.
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…