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 […]

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