The Team from Measure Bowel Health met with Anneliese Dodds MP for Oxford East on 10/05/2019. They discussed Bowel Cancer screening, biotechnology start-up funding and more.
According to a report published by Public Health England in September 2017 titled “Cancer in Thames Valley”, the number of people diagnosed with cancer in the region is predicted to double by 2030. Colorectal (Bowel) cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of the disease in the region 1.
Bowel Cancer screening uptake in the area was reported to be lower than the national average, with an average of 57% of eligible people completing and returning the test. This was shown to correlate with socio-economic factors, as well as with the ethnic background of residents. Lifestyle elements such as diet, physical activity, weight and smoking are thought to contribute to the reported increase in Bowel Cancer incidence (especially amongst younger people) 2.
At Measure, we believe in providing an easily accessible method for private testing outside the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening programme. We have worked hard to build a test kit which is simple to use, user friendly, mess-free, hygienic and private. Our kit is designed to be used at home by people who either fall outside of the Screening Programme’s age bracket, or who wish to get tested but are put off by traditional Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) tests. This can be beacuse they require messy handing of stool, mixing with reagents, and even posting samples back to a lab for analysis. Measure gives easy-to-understand results displayed in a digital formal in a matter of minutes that allows people to take their Bowel Health into their own hands.
You can find more details about Anneliese Dodds MP and her work at her website.
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