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Using information to improve bowel cancer care

Welcome to the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK Patient-Public Group website.

We are a group of independent patient advocates who are passionate about improving outcomes for bowel cancer patients across the UK.

UK Colorectal Cancer Intelligence Hub

We support the Cancer Research UK funded UK Colorectal Cancer Intelligence Hub.

Yorkshire Cancer Research

We support the Yorkshire Cancer Research Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme (BCIP).

PPG input into national NHS colonoscopy guide

We were very pleased to be asked to contribute to the new NHS England Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy guides.

Publication in Histopathology

Read Katie McSweeney's published editorial Lynch Syndrome: Hidden in Plain Sight.

Fractured cancer care in the UK

Read a blog by BCI UK PPG member Steve Clark on why he joined the group.

Acknowledging patients

Our Patient-Public Group has worked with Public Health England on how to acknowledge the source of the data.


New frailty measures paper

We have a new paper in the journal Age and Aging! Entitled, "A comparison of frailty measures in population-based data for patients with colorectal cancer", the paper compares different ways of assessing frailty in a national bowel cancer cohort. This matters because outcomes from bowel cancer vary by age and it is not clear how...

Yorkshire Cancer Research Yorkshire Stars!

We were very pleased to be invited to the launch of the Yorkshire Cancer Research Yorkshire Stars campaign at the Thackray Medical Museum in December.  The Yorkshire Stars campaign is showing support for people affected by cancer. Here is our team with our stars, dedicated to people we know affected by cancer.

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance inclusive screening videos

Written by Kate Bartholomew In 2017 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. I was a complicated case, for various reasons, but one of my advantages was being able to talk with the medical personnel and being able to understand most of what they were saying to me. Not everyone is able to communicate so readily...

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