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 […]

Meet our new Head of Fundraising, Emma

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We are delighted to welcome our new fundraiser, look Emma Colliver who has joined us from CRUK.  Emma has joined expand our fundraising effort to corporates, salve trusts and foundations so we can continue to extend our early stage, discount pioneering research work into head and neck cancer. Says Emma, “After working in the charity […]

HPV Positive Patient Hayley shares her story

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Hayley Mugadzaweta, 36, of Buckinghamshire shared her story recently in the popular womens weekly magazine, Take a Break. HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers (these areas include the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate, and the walls of the pharynx) are one of the fastest growing groups of head and neck cancers that are increasingly affecting […]

New MR Linac Machine taking shape

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New revolutionary radiotherapy machine, thumb MR Linac, salve is taking shape at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton following delivery of a giant magnet. Oracle is funding two PhD students on this pioneering project to study its use with treating head and neck cancer patients. Says Professor Kevin Harrington “Radiation plays a central role in […]

Experimental virus therapy cures Oracle Board Member Sir Michael Lockett

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Sir Michael Lockett took part in a trial under the care of Professor Kevin Harrington using a cold sore virus therapy that cured his head and neck cancer.  Read more in the article that appeared in The Mail on Sunday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3602308/How-cold-sore-virus-killed-cancer-mastermind-London-s-2012-Olympics-reveals-injections-herpes-virus-vaccinated-against-future-tumours.html

New head and neck cancer drug “game changer”

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A new type of cancer drug that wakes up the patient’s own immune system to fight tumours could be a game changer for tackling aggressive head and neck cancers, say experts. The news announced today, 19th April at a conference supports the work of Professor Kevin Harrington.  Read the full news report here.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36081336

Professor Kevin Harrington raises £5,000 for Oracle

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Congratulations to Professor Kevin Harrington who took part in  the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday and in so doing, has raised some £5,000 for Oracle.  Kevin finished in under 4 hours which, by anyone’s standards, is a remarkable achievement, especially given the fact that he was plagued by a persistent chest infection for several weeks prior […]

The 2015 Glory of Christmas Concert Event

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Over 500 friends and supporters joined the team from Oracle Cancer Trust for our tenth Glory of Christmas Concert held at St John’s Smith Square in London.  Guests enjoyed music and song from The Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge and the Thames Chamber Orchestra.  Bookings for our 2016 evening on Monday 5th December 2016 will […]

Oracle feature in The Daily Mail about Tonsillar Cancer

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Oracle’s voluntary CEO, Anthony Sykes appeared in The Daily Mail recently and shared his experiences of a swelling on his neck being diagnosed as tonsillar cancer, which was successfully treated following surgery, chemotherapy and one month of radiotherapy. Read the full article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3427330/Are-throat-cancers-rise-ve-stopped-taking-tonsils-out.html