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.
Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.
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?
How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.
We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.
Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.
A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.
Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.
New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.
Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.