Digestive diseases are conditions that affect the gut, liver and pancreas. Collectively they are a factor in 1 in 8 deaths in the UK – and more than a quarter of cancer deaths are from cancers found in the digestive system. Core supports medical research to save lives. By increasing our understanding of disease we can diagnose earlier and provide more effective treatment. To enable patients to take control of their conditions, Core provides evidence-based information. And we want to make sure that nobody suffers through ignorance or embarrassment so we work to raise awareness of digestive diseases, their symptoms and impact.
Core is the only charity in the UK committed to fighting all digestive (gut, liver & pancreas) diseases. Core does this in 3 key ways: (1) Funding research that helps improve and save lives, (2) providing expert information for sufferers and (3) raising public awareness of the impact of digestive diseases.