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Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with around 42,000 people diagnosed each year. Also known as colorectal cancer, bowel cancer can either start in the colon or the rectum and treatment will depend on where the cancer started growing.

Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

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Poo tests: looking for cancer clues in poo

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Detecting cancer early

Poo is an important source of clues when it comes to detecting bowel cancer early. We chat to some of our researchers who are using poo to understand more about what’s going on in the gut.

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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what’s behind the increase?

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

This entry is part 23 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

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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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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

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Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

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