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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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"

Developing liquid biopsies

As bowel cancer grows, bits of the tumour can break off in the bloodstream.  Prof Caroline Dive is collecting and analysing this ‘cellular debris’ to work out how best to treat patients.

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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