Funded almost entirely through Bowel & Cancer Research, the National Bowel Research Centre (NBRC) has been operational since the end of March 2012.


Representing the charity’s largest investment in infrastructure, our ambition is that the Centre will drive collaborative research across digestive diseases.

On February 27th 2013 the National Bowel Research Centre (NBRC) was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

It runs as a unit within the Blizard Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicince and Dentistry.

Bowel & Cancer Research is embedded within the NBRC. It supports the development of research from this facility as well as  from other instutions throughout the UK through an open grants call and works with colleagues to develop Public and Patient Involvement in research. More about Bowel & Cancer Research’s grant giving can be found in About us.

This section details why the concept of a National Centre was developed, what work goes on within and through it, and what it is hoped will be delivered by the model. Some key members of the team are also profiled.