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Research and clinical trials

Research is looking at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. It aims to prevent bowel cancer and improve tests, treatment, and ways of coping with symptoms and side effects.

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Research into the causes and prevention of bowel cancer

Doctors are doing research about what causes bowel cancer and how they can prevent it. 

Research into diagnosing and treating bowel cancer

Researchers are looking at new ways of testing for bowel cancer. They are also looking at ways of improving surgery, chemotherapy and targeted therapy treatments for bowel cancer. 

Research into living with bowel cancer

Researchers are keen to improve quality of life after bowel cancer treatment. They are looking at ways to manage treatment side effects and how to promote healthier lifestyles. 

What are clinical trials?

Trials aim to find out if a new test or treatment is safe or works better than current ones.

Find a trial

Our clinical trials database has open, closed and result summaries of trials in the UK.

Before you take part

Find out about what researchers should tell you before you agree to take part in a trial.

Our Research

Find out how our researchers are discovering new ways to tackle bowel cancer.
Last reviewed: 
21 Nov 2018
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