Every year in Wales, over 900 people die from bowel cancer. This number is increasing, and so are the inequalities in care. Despite this, Bowel Cancer remains one of the most treatable of cancers, with effective opportunities at several points to save lives.
Despite incidence rates remaining stable for 25 years, survival for people diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK is poorer than comparable countries. UK statistics indicate that Wales has the lowest relative five-year survival rate, in comparison to the other UK nations.
Overseen by our Clinical Director, Prof Jared Torkington, this programme represents a diverse portfolio of projects spanning the patient pathway.
A peritoneal metastasis service for Wales
Realising the potential of audit to improve bowel cancer outcomes
Enabling research activity across Wales
Innovating the pathology workforce
Bowel cancer patient & professional support
Schools: Investing in the next generation
Improving uptake of bowel cancer screening (Phase 2)
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