Dramatically reducing the deaths from bowel cancer is absolutely achievable if we put our minds to it
Jared Torkington ― Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Around 900 people die from bowel cancer in Wales every year.
However, bowel cancer is near unique in the number of opportunities we have to stop people dying from it. With all these tools in our arsenal, some clinicians and charities worldwide have begun to ask: can we move towards a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer?
In Wales, this ambition could set the scale for what we can achieve.
We want to understand how we can begin to move towards this future. In this project, we will be guided by people affected by bowel cancer in Wales, combining their experiences with international evidence and insight from Welsh health and policy professionals.
With these voices, we will produce a shared vision and plan, to move towards zero deaths from bowel cancer in Wales.
This project will be running throughout 2022, with key findings shared throughout the year.