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One of our members was recently invited to present at a Yorkshire Cancer Research Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme Nurses workstream educational session to provide input from a patient experience on receiving a Lynch Syndrome diagnosis. Since NICE guidance was published in 2017 recommending that everyone diagnosed with bowel cancer be tested for the genetic condition,…
The Science Museum Group, with support from Cancer Research UK, have created a world first exhibition ‘Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope’. The exhibition, which begins at The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester on 22nd October, shows how far we have come in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, and highlights the important challenges that still exist….
We are delighted to announce that following a very successful recruitment drive, we have expanded our group and we now have 12 members. You will be able to find out more about the new members of the group in the PPG member profile section in the coming weeks.  
Type of opportunity: Patient-Public Group Member Application deadline: Thursday 18th March 2021. Opportunity details: We are seeking patients, carers and members of the public with an interest in health care data to join the Bowel Cancer Intelligence (BCI) UK Patient-Public Group (PPG). These people will help us in our mission to drive the production and…
To accompany our recent post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer paper, our Patient-Public Group have written an opinion piece for the British Medical Journal. They explain the importance of deriving intelligence from healthcare data. As they say, “Being able to access and analyse the data is good, however it is only of benefit if it can be turned…
We have a new paper in the British Medical Journal! It compares risk-adjusted 3-year post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC) rates across all colonoscopy providers in England. Colonoscopies were divided into three time periods: 2005 to 2007, 2008 to 2010 and 2011 to 2013. Please read the University of Leeds press release. A plain language summary is…
Two members of our Patient-Public Group tell their stories on the Bowel Cancer UK website. Pete Wheatstone talks about the shock of being diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in 2014 and Barbara Hibbert shares her experiences of living with a terminal diagnosis. Our BCI UK Patient and Public Group is made up of patient…
Would you like to be involved in bowel cancer research? Our research aims to underpin the prevention of bowel cancer and improve the care of those with the disease. This involves linking information from many sources including cancer registration and hospital care in order to better understand the full patient pathway. Funded by Cancer Research…
This coming Saturday one of our research fellows will be presenting at the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the European Surgical Association in Madrid. In session VI Dr. Hayley Fenton will be giving a talk entitled “Variation in the use of resection for colorectal cancer liver metastases”. The meeting brings together leading surgeons and scientists to…