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World Head and Neck Cancer Day

World Head and Neck Cancer Day

World Head and Neck Cancer Day July 27th, World Head and Neck Cancer Day (WHNCD), is all about increasing awareness of head and neck cancer by encouraging regular cancer screenings and making sure people are aware of potential risk factors and warning signs. The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncology Societies declared 27th July…

Karsten Schubert

Obituary: Karsten Schubert

We were very sad to learn that Karsten Schubert, renowned art dealer and a great friend of Oracle Cancer Trust has died aged 57. Everyone here at Oracle Cancer Trust sends our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Karsten, a German-born gallerist and publisher was a key figure in the London art world for…

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Summer Newsletter

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter featuring stories about HPV and head and neck cancer, patient stories and learning about our Oracle Friends scheme that supports our vital research programmes throughout the UK. If you would like printed copies of the newsletter please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Prof Chris Nutting on the HPV vaccination programme for boys

Prof Chris Nutting talks about the crucial work he has done to ensure that HPV vaccination is available to both boys and girls in the UK as part of the NHS vaccination programme.

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Spring Fundraising Dinner

Nth Degree Club Founder and President of The Restaurant Association, raises over £25,000 at Charity fundraising dinner in aid of Oracle Cancer Trust in May

Mental health disorders in head and neck cancer patients

Mental health disorders in head and neck cancer patients

Being diagnosed and treated for cancer is a stressful and emotional time for both patients and their family and friends. Unfortunately, in head and neck cancer in particular, the prevalence of mental health disorders is significantly higher after cancer diagnosis. The quality of life and psychosocial wellbeing of head and neck cancer patients is something…

How can nutritional therapy support head and neck cancer patients

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…

Dr Martin McLaughin

Oracle funded research being reviewed for major international Cancer Research journal

Oracle project title: Sensitizing p53 mutant head and neck cancer to oncolytic virotherapy by targeting the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response. Over the last 2 years, Oracle Cancer Trust has been funding the work of Professor Harrington and Dr Martin McLaughlin at Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) on the use of a virus therapy (reovirus)…

Research in Focus

Research in Focus

Update on Oracle funded project ‘Taste Dysfunction Following Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer’ Taste dysfunction is one of the most frequent complaints of patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, reported in up to 75% of patients. Radiotherapy can damage the taste buds so that people suffer from a change in taste perception…

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