The Government could cut deaths from bowel cancer by 60% by 2025 if it followed the recommendations in a new report launched recently by Bowel Cancer UK. Bowel Cancer UK’s ambition is also for an additional 2,500 people with bowel cancer per year living for at least five years after diagnosis by 2025. The report also reveals that more than one in five patients weren’t treated with respect and dignity by doctors and nurses. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, and the overall five-year survival rate of those diagnosed is just over 50%. In its report, 2025 Challenge: Saving and Improving Lives, Bowel Cancer UK calls on the Government to examine its targets in reducing mortality, improving patient experience and increasing survival to dramatically improve outcomes in all three areas by 2025. The report reveals that deaths from bowel cancer could be cut by 60% by 2025—from 18 in 100,000 to 7 in 100,000—if realistic goals were followed. Currently, the survival rate of patients with bowel cancer is just over 50%. Bowel Cancer UK is calling on the Government to improve all three aspects of cancer care by encouraging greater uptake of screening to ensure earlier diagnosis. Uptake is only just over 50% at the moment. They also want to improve diagnostic capacity and reduce waiting times to cope with growing demand as well as detecting and diagnosing bowel cancer at an earlier stage. Currently only 9% of patients in the UK are detected at the very earliest stage of the disease.