Find out more about the research projects that St. Mark's Hospital Foundation support...
St. Mark’s Hospital and Hospital Foundation is able to save lives as a result of its commitment to a process of continuous development and improvement.
St Mark’s Hospital Foundation
St Mark’s Hospital Foundation supports research, education and innovation at St Mark’s, the UK’s national bowel hospital. The projects we support drive clinical improvements for patients living with complex bowel diseases, and enhance disease understanding. We receive no government funding; our work is only possible because of the generosity of voluntary contributors.
We support an array of research which covers a broad spectrum, including, but not limited to; diagnostic techniques, surgical and non-surgical treatment options, pre and post-operative care and disease management.
Our research priorities include:
- Role of genetics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and cancer risk
- Personalised medicine
- The causes of and treatment for fistulas
- Minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy
- Improving colonoscopy and CT Colonography
- Tissue engineering
- Nutrition and intestinal rehabilitation
- Inherited cancer
Each year we support over 25 Research Fellows leading projects that rely on charitable donations and over 1,200 doctors and other healthcare professionals visit St Mark’s annually from around the UK and the world for training and education.
Every charitable donation, no matter the size, makes it possible for us to support research at St Mark’s Hospital that has the potential to improve patient’s lives. Ultimately, to help us achieve our vision of a future free from the fear of bowel disease.