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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The importance of early diagnosis

Gina was told she had bowel cancer in 2005. "I was afraid at first to talk to my doctor. After 5 years I was all-clear. If you see early signs go to the GP"

Tailoring treatments

Professor Tim Maughan in Oxford is leading a clinical trial testing whether treatments tailored to the genetic makeup of individual patients’ bowel cancers can boost survival.

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.

The Francis Crick Institute

The entrance of the Francis Crick Institute

We are building a brand new research facility at the heart of London that will help us to beat cancer sooner.

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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