Welcome to 40tude curing colon cancer!
40tude curing colon cancer is a rapidly expanding group of people who have decided to take action against the second biggest cancer killer in the Western world.
Since it was founded in September 2011, 40tude (registered charity number 1160500) has raised over £800,000 for St Mark's Hospital Foundation. St Mark's Hospital is a world leading centre for research and treatment of bowel disorders, and our funding has so already supported the development of FLEX - a new minimally invasive surgery technique that could be rolled out across the UK and potentially the world. It will save cancer patients having to have large sections of their colon removed, whilst still removing the cancer effectively, resulting in vastly improved care and faster post-operative recovery time. We're delighted that FLEX has reached the trial stage with patients, with encouraging results.
40tude has supported also the Artificial Bowel Project, a pioneering research programme to engineer new bowel tissue using existing stem cells in a patient, and is now helping to fund a third project known as PERFECTS, a programme to develop a Quality Assurance and training tool to improve and monitor the quality of CT colonographies in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programmes.