St. Mark’s Hospital is home to some of the best and brightest medical staff in the world.
Our vision is of a future free from the fear of bowel disease through research, education and dissemination of clinical excellence.
Why bowel disease deserves our attention:
- Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the Western world.
- 622,000 people die from bowel cancer each year.
- Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis are forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Both are painful and debilitating disease that affect 300,000 people in the UK and 5 million world-wide. The main onset is during youth and there is no cure for IBD currently.
- We raise 2-2.5 million pounds every year for cutting-edge research, education and training.
- We have made progress in areas including imaging & diagnostic screening, inflammatory bowel disease, genetics & gut biomes, parenteral nutrition, tissue engineering and artificial bowel.
- Many innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgery have been developed at St Mark’s, the latest being the UK’s first surgical robotic programme dedicated to bowel surgery.