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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 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…

Human papillomaviruses on surface of skin or mucous membrane, a virus which causes warts located mainly on hands and feet. Some strains infect genitals and can cause cervical cancer. 3D illustration

HPV in head and neck cancer

International HPV Awareness Day – 4th March Over 80% of people will get HPV (human papilloma virus) at some point in their lives. It is the world’s most common sexually transmitted infection. Most HPV infections don’t cause symptoms but some can lead to life-threatening cancers. HPV is the cause of almost all cervical cancers in…

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New project – increasing sensitivity to radio- and chemotherapy in adenoid cystic carcinoma

Oracle to support much needed research in rare form of head and neck cancer Arturo Sala (left), Professor of Translational Cancer Biology at Brunel University London is the latest successful applicant to win the approval of Oracles Research Advisory Committee and will receive funding for a PhD studentship starting later this year. The full scientific…

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