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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Bowel Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer chemo could be halved after surgery

Post-surgery chemotherapy courses could be cut in half for some colon cancer patients, according to a new global study.

Binge watching TV could increase bowel cancer risk in men

Sitting down to watch more than four hours of TV over a day could increase the risk of bowel cancer in men compared to those watching less than just an hour.

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns.

Gut bacteria might hitch a ride with spreading bowel cancer cells

Bacteria found in certain bowel cancers can also be found inside a small number of tumours that have spread to another part of the body, says new research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

Bowel cancer deaths drop by a third in 20 years

The rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.

Follow-up colonoscopy cuts bowel cancer cases in some people

Follow-up tests after an initial colonoscopy may reduce the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a new study.

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