The Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre (CPOC) at The Christie has an international reputation for treating advanced and early colorectal cancer, appendix tumours, peritoneal tumours, anal cancer and tumours within the pelvis.
These types of cancer can be challenging to treat, involving specialist knowledge and care. Clinical trials and research are leading to great advances in care, but we need your support and donations to deliver better patient outcomes.
How the Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre supports patients
The Christie is a centre of excellence for the treatment of these types of cancer. It also acts as a hub for training local and international advanced oncologists.
Colorectal cancer can involve the bowels, rectum and anus, or the urinary system (the bladder and ureters). In women, the reproductive organs may also be affected (the ovaries, womb, cervix, and vagina). In men, the cancer may be close to or invading the prostate.
Our patients benefit from some of the country’s leading clinicians sharing knowledge to deliver the very highest standards of advanced colorectal care under one roof. The colorectal team uses the latest technological advances to improve patient outcomes and care by using a robotically assisted approach and laparoscopic (keyhole) approach to surgery.
The Christie is also one of only 2 national centres in the UK that specialises in assessing and treating appendiceal tumours. This is a rare condition which affects 1 to 2 in a million patients a year.
Over the past 20 years, the CPOC team has gained valuable knowledge, skills and experience in supporting patients with colorectal and peritoneal cancers We are proud to support a service that has treatment outcomes that are comparable with the best reported internationally.
You can help colorectal, appendix and peritoneal patients by joining our CPOC support network and donating. Please fill in the form below to give today.