Clatterbridge bowel cancer patient talks on TV about being part of a clinical research trial

Posted 30th June 2022

Karen Cowley, left, talks to an ITV reporter about her bowel cancer experience

A bowel cancer patient on a clinical research trial at Clatterbridge has sung the praises on TV of the team caring for her.

Karen Cowley was interviewed on Granada TV News last night as a reaction to the passing of Dame Deborah James, the ‘Bowel Babe’ campaigner.

Karen, a grandmother who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in the same year as Deborah, spoke about how Deborah inspired her and also about being on the clinical trial she is now participating in at Clatterbridge.

She said that the care over the 14 months of her clinical trial was “marvellous” and she had “never been more cared for”.

Karen, 65, who lives in Newton-le-Willows, is on the ANICCA Class II trial. She initially had reservations about joining the trial, as she was wary of the possible side-effects but eventually decided to take part and has responded really well to her treatment.

Thankfully, Karen, pictured left in the picture, she has not had many side-effects and is still able to go dancing and continues to work three days a week as an Occupational Health Advisor.

You can watch the Granada News video here.