Vote for Oracle Cancer Trust and raise money for head and neck cancer awareness month

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We’re delighted to have been shortlisted to receive a donation from My Favourite Voucher Codes in their September charity vote. We’d love it if you would cast your vote for us by visiting https://www.myfavouritevouchercodes.co.uk/ My Favourite Voucher Codes supports charities every month and runs a monthly poll for customers. The charity with the most votes […]

Oracle chosen as Charity of the Year at leading Asian Awards night

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Oracle Cancer Trust are delighted to have been selected as Charity of the Year at the 18th Asian Achievers Awards being held on the 14th September at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  The Asian Achievers Awards recognises the outstanding work from individuals from across businesses and professions within the Asian community and acknowledges accomplishments of […]

Summer newsletter

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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.    

Read our latest newsletter

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Our Winter 2017 newsletter is available now.  The bumper edition features stories from patients, fundraisers and a selection of research updates from the team. We are also delighted to announce our new “Oracle Friends” initiative to encourage supporters to set up a regular donation to support our ongoing research projects and help us plan for […]

Summer 2017 Newsletter out now

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Our Summer 2017 newsletter is now available to download.  Our biggest ever issue has 16 pages of inspiring fundraising stories, research updates and the exciting news about our new partnership with Oxford-based research Charity, Heads Up. If you have any feedback on the newsletter or would like to be sent a printed copy, please do get […]

Dietitian Sarah Ballis writes on health and lifestyle for patients

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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 […]

Spring 2017 Newsletter out now

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Our Spring 2017 newsletter is now available to download.  In this issue we have articles about our latest research projects, fundraising events and articles from supporters taking on challenges to raise funds for our pioneering head and neck cancer research programmes.

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 […]

Oracle funds new pioneering imaging study

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Oracle have pledged funding for an exciting new research project at the Institute of Cancer Research, led by Dr Gabriela Kramer-Marek (pictured) and Oracle Honorary Trustee, Professor Kevin Harrington. The project work, which will take 12 months, will be undertaken by postdoctoral scientist, Dr Carlos Daniel Martins. In his project, Carlos will be investigating how scientists […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Cancer Research Institute looking for members

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The National Cancer Research Institute are looking to recruit new consumers affected by head and neck cancer to join the National Cancer Research Institute’s Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs). Each CSG meets at least twice a year and a number of the Groups have Subgroups and/or Working Parties, cialis which meet in the intervals between the main […]

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

Exciting New Trial for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

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An exciting new Phase 1 trial which uses the power of the immune system is underway specifically to target head and neck cancers http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/dec/09/pioneering-cancer-treatment-engineers-immune-systems-to-fight-disease?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Oral Cancer now the tenth most common cancer in men

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According to figures released today, pharm 10th November by Cancer Research UK.  This data shows that around 7,300 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the UK in 2012 and twice as many men than women diagnosed with the disease, around 4,900 males and 2,900 females. Oracle Cancer Trust has been funding a trial to […]

#UnitingVoices campaign to raise awareness of head and neck cancer

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The European Head and Neck Society have launched a new campaign “Make Sense”.  The campaign aims to raise awareness of the disease through greater education of the signs and symptoms to promote earlier diagnosis and referral, abortion with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes. Head and Neck cancer is a preventable disease, rx and […]