Registered Charity No: 1186061 (England & Wales).

“Research is more than testing new drugs. It means better care, better treatments with medicines, better surgery, better support, a better quality of life and better chances of survival”

Over 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK and one million live with other life-changing bowel diseases such as the inflammatory bowel diseases - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Being diagnosed or living with these diseases impacts on partners, families and friends and can affect every aspect of daily life from work and studies to socialising and relationships.

Research plays a key role in helping us live longer, healthier lives and no more so than for people with bowel cancer and other bowel diseases. Bringing together researchers, patients and their families, healthcare professionals, decision makers and those with an interest in bowel cancer and bowel disease is the ambition of Bowel Research UK. Through funding world class research, investing in the next generation of researchers and raising awareness we are making and will continue to make a real difference.

We are currently supporting over 60 research projects and PhDs across the UK from IBD in children to new surgical techniques. These are vital studies and ensuring the work of the research teams continues, takes us one step closer to making a real difference to those living with bowel cancer and other bowel diseases and to future generations.

Your gift to Bowel Research UK will ensure we can continue to support vital work and ultimately that we can offer better care, a better quality of life and better chances of survival.