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New audit shows large variation in care of patients undergoing emergency surgery

The findings of the first-ever national emergency laparotomy audit are widely reported in the media today.  The main headline is that more than one in 10 (11%) of those having emergency bowel surgery die within 30 days.

Matt Dawson leads our biggest ever team for Prudential RideLondon

TV personality and rugby star, Matt Dawson MBE, will be leading Beating Bowel Cancer's team of almost 200 cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 2nd August.

NICE guidelines help GPs recognise cancers early

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published their updated and redesigned guideline to help GPs recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer and refer people for the right tests faster.

Patient Day comes to Manchester

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be holding a Patient Day in Manchester for the first time on 21 November 2015.

For a number of years we’ve been running successful Patient Days in London, where patients, families and nurses come together for a day of learning, support and inspiration.

New study indicates radiation therapy can help delay growth of secondary tumours in the liver

Results of a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference in Chicago yesterday indicate that when a form of radiation therapy is given to advanced bowel cancer patients in combination with chemotherapy, it can halt the growth of tumours in the liver for an additional 8 months when compared to the current standard treatment.

Head office building works

Beating Bowel Cancer’s head office in Teddington will be undergoing some building works from Friday 22 May which will be completed on Monday 22 June.

During this time our nurse helpline and office will close early on two days:

Our new community support service launched today

We’re delighted to announce the launch today of our new interactive online Community to provide local support to patients and their families throughout the UK. The Community will enable you to connect with other patients and supporters in your own area and benefit from their experience and information.

Lack of progress in diagnosing bowel cancer

New figures released today by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer show the majority of bowel cancer patients are still diagnosed too late, costing the NHS millions.

There is currently a huge variation within the NHS across England in terms of early diagnosis of bowel cancer- the UK’s second biggest cancer killer - with the best performing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) diagnosing 63% of patients early, compared with only 30% in the worst[i] [ii].

Celebrate our award winners

At Beating Bowel Cancer we rely on the generosity of our supporters to raise awareness, volunteer their time and help us raise funds. Each year we recognise the fantastic work of individuals who go above and beyond to ensure that we are beating bowel cancer every day.

At our annual Patient Day on Saturday 18 April, we recognised some amazing people through our ‘Achievement Awards’ presented by our Ambassador, Freya North and our Chairman Sir Christopher Pitchers. Here we share their stories.


Consortium launched to improve personalised care for bowel cancer patients

Beating Bowel Cancer are delighted to announce we are partners in the new Stratified Medicine Consortium which was jointly launched today by CANCER RESEARCH UK (CRUK) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).  The Consortium was created to help personalise bowel cancer treatment by matching patients to the most effective therapies.

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