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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…

Arturo Sala in the lab for JustGiving Campaign 7

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…


Monkees singer Peter Tork, diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer back in 2009, dies at the age of 77

Monkees singer Peter Tork, diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer back in 2009, dies at the age of 77 Oracle funds much needed research into new treatments for adenoid cycstic carcinoma A statement from his family yesterday announced: “We are all saddened to share the news that Peter Thorkelson — friend,…


Newsletter Spring 2019

Immunotherapies moving forward in the line of treatment
Could there be a future without
chemotherapy for some metastatic head and neck cancer patients?

laboratory equipment Microscope in blue tone

How is treatment for head and neck cancer improving?

Leading ENT surgeon Mr Peter Rhys-Evans, founder and chairman of Oracle Cancer Trust, provides an insight into the field of head and neck cancer treatment and the incredible progress we’ve made over the last 40 years.


AMRC membership – a hallmark of quality and credibility

AMRC membership – a hallmark of quality and credibility Oracle Cancer Trust is starting off 2019 on a positive note as new members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the UK’s national membership organisation for health and medical research charities. We are now one of over 140 other member charities who fund research across the full…


4th Annual Research Reception

Over 70 supporters joined the whole team from Oracle to come and meet the funded researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, Queen Mary’s University and Oxford University recently at our annual reception held at the Grange City Hotel.  We are again hugely grateful to Grange Hotels for so generously sponsoring this year’s event.


13th Glory of Christmas Concert

Our much-loved Christmas concert returned to St John’s Smith Square on the 3rd December, welcoming over 500 friends and supporters for an evening of music, readings and seasonal carols.


Asian Achievers Awards Night raises over £80k for Oracle

Over 900 people including stars of sport, media and business from the Asian Community attended the 18th Asian Achievers Awards at The Grosvenor House in September.  Oracle was chosen as beneficiary charity as head and neck cancer is the number one cause of cancer in India and Pakistan, yet awareness and outcomes are extremely poor.

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