The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended – for the first time - lowering the bowel cancer screening age from 50 to 45 for average-risk individuals.
We know this is a start, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Australia can’t afford to wait another 12 years for this country’s guidelines to be updated before taking action.

Approximately 5.74 million people aged 50-74 were invited to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) between 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Of those, only 2.49 million took up the offer to screen using the tax-funded kit delivered in the mail.
This was a participation rate of just 43.5%.

This year, My Giving Circle is giving $500,000 in grants to Australia’s favourite charities and not-for-profits voted by you.

Bowel Cancer Australia needs your vote to be in the running.

All you need to do is vote (for free) or donate to Bowel Cancer Australia through the My Giving Circle website.

A new report released today by social demographer Bernard Salt reveals a rising rate of bowel cancer among Generation Xers, notably from age 45. The report calls for the extension of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) to include people aged 45-74 (currently 50-74) to provide protection to an additional 2 million Australians, helping to reduce bowel cancer deaths.

Medical and surgical management of metastatic bowel cancer (mCRC) has improved over recent years, but treatments for mCRC patients that deliver even modest incremental life-extending benefits remain limited compared to those available for patients with other common cancers.

With just over one in ten (13.4%) mCRC patients surviving five years after diagnosis, there is a clear clinical need for new treatment options.  

Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to have been selected as a charity beneficiary of the new Ritchies Community Benefit Program.

Donating a percentage of the money spent by registered customers to their nominated charity, including Bowel cancer Australia, the Ritchies Community Benefit Program now has an App for both IOS and Android smart devices. 

In recognition of World mCRC Day, Marty has joined Bowel Cancer Australia and our international partners to raise awareness about metastatic colorectal (bowel) cancer.

In mid-December 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer, at age 42.

It took about 6 weeks to get myself into a frame of mind to deal with it.

Are you up for the challenge of trying a plant-based menu for seven days this Meat Free Week and raising funds for Bowel Cancer Australia, challenging participants to try a plant-based menu for seven days.

Dr Zoe Welham developed an interest in bowel cancer while she was working on a complex scientific research project in graduate school.

“The goal was to look at bowel cancer in a holistic way by taking information from genes, microbes and epigenetic data,” Zoe said.