Beating bowel cancer together

Other research

100,000 Genomes project 

The project is currently the largest national sequencing project of its kind in the world. The project will decode 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people

The aim is to create a new personalised medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. There is potential for new and more effective treatments.

How are we involved?

We sit on the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) for bowel cancer, with a particular focus on communication and patient and public engagement.

Five members of our Medical Advisory Board also sit on the steering group:

  • Dr Tim Iveson
  • Professor Dion Morton
  • Professor Ian Tomlinson
  • Professor Richard Wilson
  • Professor Sir John Burn

Find out more about Genomics England


S:CORT (Stratification in Colorectal Cancer)

S:CORT will use the latest genome-based technology to uncover the complex biology of bowel cancer samples collected from over 2,000 patients.

Knowing more about the genetics of each cancer means tumour types can be grouped or ‘stratified’ so that each patient can be better matched to the right treatment for them.

How are we involved?

We are a partner of the S-CORT consortium. We are specifically involved in supporting patient and public involvement in the project.  


Smart Liver project

The project, funded by the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, is aimed at developing computer software that will give liver surgeons additional visual information during keyhole liver surgery.  It is hoped, this will increase the number of liver cancer patients (which includes bowel cancer patients whose cancer has spread to the liver) undergoing minimally-invasive keyhole surgery rather than open surgery. This will speed recovery time, lessen physical pain and crucially reduce the psychological burden of invasive, open surgery.

More details about the project are available on the University College London website.

How are we involved?

Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are providing support with the patient and public involvement element of the project. We will work with the team and the institute to help them incorporate the views and feedback of people who have been affected by metastatic bowel cancer.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): improving the health and wealth of the nation through research. Established by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR:

  • funds high quality research to improve health
  • trains and supports health researchers
  • provides world-class research facilities
  • works with the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all
  • involves patients and the public at every step.

For further information, visit the NIHR website



The COloRECTal Cancer Data Repository (CORECT-R) is an initiative of the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK (BCI UK) research collaboration. It is a secure repository seeking to link all UK routine colorectal cancer data together. BCI UK is promoting the use of CORECT-R to generate the intelligence needed to quantify and eliminate variation in colorectal cancer care and outcome. Researchers can apply to access CORECT-R for their research.

You can find out more about Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK here:

How are we involved?

We are involved in setting BCI UK’s strategic direction and supporting the project’s patient and public involvement.


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