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Bowel Colorectal Cancer

Bowel cancer in younger women linked to obesity

Obesity could be playing a role in rising rates of bowel cancer in women under 50, a new study suggests.

Half of over-60s ignore lifesaving bowel cancer screening

Half of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn’t take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK

Emergency hospital visits more common among most deprived bowel cancer patients

Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have higher proportions of emergency hospital admissions before a diagnosis than less deprived patients.

Antifungal drug eliminates sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice

An antifungal medication, commonly prescribed for toenail infections, could help eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumours, according to new research.

Colon cancer chemo could be halved after surgery

Post-surgery chemotherapy courses could be cut in half for some colon cancer patients, according to a new global study.

Binge watching TV could increase bowel cancer risk in men

Sitting down to watch more than four hours of TV over a day could increase the risk of bowel cancer in men compared to those watching less than just an hour.

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns.

Gut bacteria might hitch a ride with spreading bowel cancer cells

Bacteria found in certain bowel cancers can also be found inside a small number of tumours that have spread to another part of the body, says new research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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