Bowel & Cancer Research

Bowel & Cancer Research

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Bowel & Cancer Research

That, through research and increased awareness, bowel cancer can one day be beaten, and that patients suffering this or any other bowel disorder will be able to enjoy the best possible quality of life as a result of progress made within the field of surgery and related disciplines.

It has three principle aims: The first is to improve survival rates for bowel cancer sufferers through research into the spread and behaviour of cancer in specific patient populations. The second is to investigate the causes, effects and treatment of bowel disorders other than cancer which are currently poorly understood. The third is, through pioneering innovations in surgery, to improve the quality of life of patients suffering a range of bowel disorders who may otherwise need to rely upon a colostomy (bag).

Founded 1990

  • Profiling Genetic Mutations in Bowel Cancer

    The vast majority (95%) of bowel cancer occurs sporadically (it doesn't run in the tamily)... More
  • Developing a "Tumour Atlas"

    This project aims to improve survival rates through the identification of genetic markers ... More