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.
Results of the 2019 National Bowel Cancer Audit
In January, findings from the annual National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) were published. This blog outlines the results of this audit and calls for health bodies to urgently implement its recommendations.
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…
Updated guidance for people who have an increased risk of bowel cancer
In November, the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) co-published updated guidelines for the management of hereditary bowel cancer.
I’m making my voice heard this General Election
Catherine, a bowel cancer patient and campaigner, tells us how staff shortages impacted her diagnosis and why the General Election is such a critical time to press for action.
We would like to hear the experiences of younger people with bowel cancer
As part of our Never Too Young campaign, we’ve launched a new survey that aims to capture younger bowel cancer patients’ experiences of diagnosis, treatment, care and support. This will help inform our…
Updated surveillance guidance for people who have had polyps or previous cancer removed
Written by Professor Matt Rutter, Consultant Gastroenterologist at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.