Let’s end bowel cancer
and bowel disease.
Newsletter | October 2022
Welcome to our new newsletter

We are delighted to launch our new look newsletter. We have highlighted a few fundraising and medical research stories below.

Please click on the links, where you’ll also find plenty more about the work of the charity, including new blogs from our growing cast of regular bloggers produced by people living with bowel diseases and professionals working in bowel disease treatment and research.

We’d love to hear about your fundraising efforts, so please keep sending us your personal stories and say why you chose to support our work. Please send them to [email protected] and let us know what you’d like to see in our next newsletter. Lynn Dunne, Interim Chief Executive.

Statins help treat bowel cancer

Thanks to amazing supporters like you, one of our PHd researchers, Hannah Shailes, has helped discover that statins, which are commonly used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, could also be effective as a treatment for some forms of bowel cancer.

The team, led by Dr Sarah Martin at Queen Mary University of London who conducted the research, say statins Lovostatin, Mevastatin and Simvastatin can halt the growth of tumours in some colorectal cancer patients.

“This is a very exciting development,” said Principal Investigator Dr Sarah Martin from the Centre of Cancer Cell & Molecular Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL.

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Team Bowel Research UK run the London Marathon 

A huge thank you to our incredible fundraisers who ran the London Marathon earlier this month. Our 20 runners have raised over £50,000 towards our lifechanging research.
If you’d like to run for us in 2023 applications are now open.

Sign up for next year’s London Marathon here
Send personalised printed and/or e-cards and support Bowel Research UK

Donate to Bowel Research UK with every unique card purchased via Making a Difference Cards. You can buy single cards, multi packs and corporate packs branded with your company’s logo.