Around 43,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year. Also known as colorectal cancer, bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK.
Symptoms of bowel cancer can include a change in your normal bowel habit – such as pooing more often, looser poo or constipation – or blood in your poo.
Since she was diagnosed in 2016, Dame Deborah James has brought bowel cancer into the spotlight, encouraged people to be aware of the symptoms and seek help if they notice them.
Vivian Li, group leader of the stem cell and cancer biology lab at the Francis Crick Institute, talks tumours and how she aims to target them.
Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play.
Disrupted cell signalling, hijacked stem cells and the power of ‘mini-guts’ – we hear from Dr Vivian Li on the challenges and opportunities of developing colorectal cancer treatments.
Three new treatment options made available for cancer patients in Scotland.
Pembrolizumab will be made available for some adults in Scotland with bowel cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body.
People who have previously been treated for a type of bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of their body will now have another treatment option in England.
A disposable camera that’s small enough to swallow and powerful enough to help rule out bowel cancer. And it could be coming to a clinic near you.
DNA errors in the cell’s energy ‘factories’ increases the chances of survival for people with bowel cancer, according to a new study.