Research and clinical trials

Research is looking at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. It aims to prevent bowel cancer and improve tests, treatment, and ways of coping with symptoms and side effects.

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Research into bowel (colorectal) cancer

Researchers are looking at new ways of improving surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted cancer treatments for bowel cancer. 

What are clinical trials?

Trials aim to find out if a new test or treatment is safe or works better than current ones.

Find a trial

Our clinical trials database has open, closed and result summaries of trials in the UK.

Before you take part

Find out about what researchers should tell you before you agree to take part in a trial.

Our Research

Find out how our researchers are discovering new ways to tackle bowel cancer.
Last reviewed: 
04 Feb 2022
Next review due: 
04 Feb 2025
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