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.
If we’re to reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with IBD, we’re going to have to find a more effective treatment. And we may have done just that.
People affected by cancer face challenges as part of their diagnosis and treatment. For those living with bowel cancer this may include a stoma.
When it comes to diagnosing cancers early, screening is our best available tool. Cancer screening involves testing for early signs…
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.