How can nutritional therapy support head and neck cancer patients

Written by Maria Rigopoulou, Nutritional Therapist and Nutrigenetics counsellor, member of Nutritionist Resource.  As a nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with an interest in cancer, I get many questions about cancer prevention, through diet and nutrition, but not as many about cancer recovery. However, this is equally important and necessary. Good nutrition and healthy…

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Summer newsletter

2018 Summer Newsletter Our Summer 2018 newsletter is out now.  Featuring fundraising stories, research updates and our front cover story welcoming our new Patron, Sir Michael Morpurgo. If you would like printed copies of the newsletter, please contact us.     Robotic surgery trial yields exciting results for head and neck cancer patients August 10,…

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Oxford Charity "Heads Up" joins forces with Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust is delighted to announce that the charity is joining forces with Oxford-based head and neck cancer research charity Heads Up Friday 9th June 2017 Heads Up was founded ten years ago with the sole aim of funding research into head and neck cancer.  During this time it has acted as a pathway…

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Dietitian Sarah Ballis writes on health and lifestyle for patients

Head and Neck Survivorship: dietary and lifestyle measures to prevent disease Head and neck cancers are still considered to be rare and complex to treat. Like many types of cancer, the incidence of head and neck cancer is on the rise with a rapid increase in diagnoses observed over the past three decades. The rate…

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Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2016 newsletter is now out and we hope you enjoy reading about our newly funded head and neck cancer research projects as well as fundraising stories, events and much more.  If you would like further information about any information in the newsletter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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2016 Supporter Research Event

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…

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Oracle-funded study improves treatment prospects for cancer patients

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…

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

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, stories from our fantastic fundraisers who have taken on some great physical challenges to support Oracle, and patients who have kindly shared their experiences of their diagnosis and treatment for head…

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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma patient tells her story

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a very rare and hard to treat head and neck cancer that mainly affects females. Belinda Charlton-Gilfoyle told her story recently to Sunday magazine about the struggle to get a diagnosis for her persistent and excruciating facial pain. Oracle are funding a four year PhD research project under the supervision…

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