Our research on bowel cancer

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

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"I’m so grateful for the treatment that saved my life.”

Alan Sugden

Alan was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009. He entered a CRUK patient trial 'FOxTROT', having chemotherapy before and after surgery. He's doing well and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.

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.

Cancer Research UK award for bowel research

Jenny Seligmann

Dr Jenny Seligmann will receive 3 years funding for bowel cancer clinical trials work, focussing on the treatment response of different patient groups.

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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