Oracle raises over £5,000 at the European WealthBriefing Awards

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Oracle Cancer trust were delighted to be selected as the beneficiary charity for the prestigious European WealthBriefing Awards which was held in May at the City of London’s Guildhall.  Over 350 guests attended the event where Oracle’s Honorary Trustee Professor Kevin Harrington addressed the audience about the challenges and developments for treating head and neck cancer. […]

Isle of Wight Dinner Dance raises over £3,000

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Supporter Nikki Sampson who recently lost her husband, Nigel, following a long battle with head and neck cancer organised a “Delightfully Decadent” dinner dance recently in support of Oracle.  The evening which was organised with a friend, local DJ and fundraiser Tony Martin – raised over £3,000 and included a raffle and prize draw and […]

6th March is European Swallowing Awareness Day

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Today, 6th March is European Swallowing Awareness Day. Research has shown that up to 60% of patients suffer from swallowing difficulties following treatment for head and neck cancer which is a serious issue as numbers of new cases are increasing at a relentless rate. Oracle Cancer Trust have funded significant research projects to reduce issue […]

A special message from Peter Rhys Evans

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  Dear Oracle Supporter, We were pleased to see so many of you on Monday at the splendid “Glory of Christmas“ concert which was made all the more special thanks to the presence of our Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra. We are so grateful for her continued Patronage and for your generous support. As many of you […]

Glory of Christmas Concert 2016

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We were delighted to welcome our Patron HRH Princess Alexandra and over 450 guests to our 11th Glory of Christmas Concert recently at St Johns Smith Square in London.  Guests enjoyed rousing Christmas classics from Rutter, Vivaldi and Britten performed by the Thames Chamber Orchestra with the choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge as well as seasonal […]

2016 Supporter Research Event

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Over 60 supporters joined the team of Oracle researchers and staff to hear about the latest innovations in head and neck cancer projects funded by Oracle Cancer Trust.  The event was held in mid-October at The ICR in Fulham Road and supporters heard presentations by Oracle funded project leaders Professor Caroline Springer, Professor Uwe Oelfke, Dr Imran Petkar and […]

Carswell Gould raises £1,200 for Oracle taking on a truly Massif Challenge

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Earlier this month, drug a team of four from integrated marketing agency Carswell Gould returned safely from their latest CG Adventure, cialis having cycled a mammoth 550 miles in three days in aid of Oracle. The Massif Challenge event was organised by Challenge Adventure Charities (CAC), stomach one of the UK’s largest cycling charity fundraisers, […]

Immunotherapy drug for treating HPV+ head and neck cancers hailed as “game-changer”

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A new generation of “game-changing” drugs that harness the body’s immune system have been found to extend the lives of head and neck cancer sufferers.  The drug, Nivolumab, resulted in the doubling of one-year survival rates in clinical trials on HPV+ head and neck cancer patients.  Findings will be presented to the European Society for […]

Opera Fundraising Evening

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Oracle recently hosted a fundraising evening of music featuring acclaimed soprano Helena Dix at the beautiful private residence of Mr and Mrs Bob Boas in Central London.  This unique private home hosts many musical events throughout the year and we are very grateful to the hosts for allowing us the use of their beautiful residence for […]

Oracle Cancer Trust 2016 Golf Day

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Our eighteen teams couldn’t have asked for better conditions at our Golf Day in late September at the stunning Burhill Golf Club in Surrey.  The sun shone throughout the day and the course was in superb condition giving our golfers of testing round of golf on the scenic and undulating Old Course. The on course challenge […]

Carswell Gould takes on The Massif Challenge for Oracle

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This September, Oracle is privileged to be benefitting from the support of employees from Southampton-based integrated marketing agency, Carswell Gould, as they look to take on their next CG Adventure- the Massif Challenge. The Massif Challenge is a strenuous 529-mile cycle relay through France, using three of the 21 stages of the Tour de France. […]

Oracle-funded study improves treatment prospects for cancer patients

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Read the ICR’s latest blog post about the success of our recent Oracle-funded study into combining radiotherapies with viruses to improve treatment prospects for cancer patients. Oracle-funded scientists at the ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust combined the oncolytic reovirus RT3D, with radiotherapy to treat melanoma, and found that the combination was much […]

Summer 2016 Newsletter

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The Oracle Summer 2016 Newsletter is now available to download.  Features in this issue include research updates from our team of funded head and neck cancer researchers, remedy stories from our fantastic fundraisers who have taken on some great physical challenges to support Oracle, try and patients who have kindly shared their experiences of their diagnosis and treatment […]