Our research on bowel cancer

Thanks to advances in research, half of the people diagnosed with bowel cancer today will survive for at least ten years. Our work has played a vital part in this progress.

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We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

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"I am here because of research"

Caroline was a CRUK shop manager in Bridgend when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. After recovering from treatment she is still working with us in Wales.

Better options for people with bowel cancer

I’ve seen enormous improvements in bowel cancer treatment since I started my research 25 years ago’ says Prof Dion Morton. ‘Then, 3 in 10 patients survived. Now it’s more than half'.

Tracking down the 'bowel cancer gene'

Our researchers helped to discover APC - a  gene responsible for hereditary bowel cancer.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

More about bowel cancer

Find out about symptoms, risk factors and causes of bowel cancer and treatment on our Cancer Help pages.

Read the latest statistics for bowel cancer.

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