Bowel & Cancer Research's vision is that there should come a day when no one will die of bowel cancer or have to live with chronic bowel disease.
We firmly believe that research holds the key to this vision and that research will lead to more people surviving bowel cancer and to fewer people having to live with chronic bowel disease.
We are proud to be supported by our grants committee who help to make sure that we fund the best science; that it is based on a sound idea or concept, it is realistic in its objectives, that the science is the best that it can be and that the team are able to deliver what they propose.
Bowel & Cancer Research gives limited amounts of funding to test new ideas. By their very nature these can carry risk but our view is that without someone funding this, new ideas cannot get off the ground and the innovators out there will struggle to test good ideas.
The work we fund, though it must have a stated patient benefit, is often a long way from the clinic so we test our immediate impact in a number of ways.
Researchers at Barts Cancer Centre secured more than £1.5m to take forward investigations in the development of bowel cancer from polyps.Read more
Our funding helped to push forward technical development in surgery for low rectal cancers.Read more
In 2013 Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the UK's first National Bowel Research Centre, made possible through the generosity of our donors.Read more
Findings from our nutrient sensing study at the National Bowel Research Centre have been published in the journal GUT.Read more
PhD student Michael Tranter wins prestigious prize for his work on pain in Ulcerative Colitis.Read more
Findings from a study of pain in Crohn's disease patients has been published in PAIN, the international journal for the study of pain.Read more
Phd student Hannah Shailes won the Rosetrees Prize for best presentation at their inaugural PhD symposium.Read more
Congratulations Dr Atkar who has successfully passed her exams and gained her Doctorate. She is looking at how our guts function and what may cause unexplained symptoms.Read more
Our funding generated the vital data that helped to secure greater investment in hypoxia in bowel cancer from the Medical Research Council. Hypoxic cancers are harder to treat with current chemotheraphy.Read more
Researchers have recently published their findings which will contribute to generating an application for further funding in an important area of stoma reversal.Read more
Our Big Bowel Survey aims to explore current attitudes to bowel cancer and other diseases among UK households. Results were published in the International Journal of Surgery.Read more
A team from the National Bowel Research Centre published their findings on how pain is signalled from the gut to the brain.Read more