Our supporters have started off 2017’s fundraising and awareness raising efforts at a cracking pace. Here are the events that have taken place since our last update: – In February Chris Treacher cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and raised £164 – March 12th: Sacha Skerton took part in the Vitality North London Half Marathon. She was running inRead more
The Early Diagnosis team for ‘Transforming Cancer Services’ in London is looking for someone with CUP experience (patient or carer) to join a working group to look at guidelines for the delivery of diagnostic services for people thought to have Cancer of Unknown Primary. Please contact us if you are in London and might be interested.
Jack Cook, with friends Simon, Richard and Tom, ran the Yeovil Half Marathon 26 March raising some £4,000 for our work on Just Giving. The motivation was simple: in mid February Jack’s father was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains, diagnosed as an advanced stage of CUP affecting his liver, pancreas, spleen and lungs. From left to right – Tom, Jack, Lee, Richard, Simon,Read more
Final Fundraising Events of 2016 6th Nov – Helen Gazzola held a 70th birthday party for her Mum Sheila. Sheila has CUP and kindly asked for donations to CUP Foundation in lieu of presents. Thank you Sheila. 12th Nov – Elaine Cruickshank, who’s husband died of CUP in June, held an afternoon tea and raised £1500. 19th Nov – Trustee PhilippaRead more
Our latest report and accounts are available here and have been submitted to the Charity Commission. Previous reports can be seen on the Charity Commission website searching by our number 1119380.
Very reluctantly, we have decided to close the Forum. The problem is spam! It gets worse and worse; cleverer and cleverer. We have re-launched the Forum a couple of times and tightened-up security more times. Every time we do this it makes it harder for people to access the Forum. We have been in this vicious cycle and the spamRead more
A day devoted to Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO/ CUP team took place in London on 6 Dec 2016 run by SBK Healthcare with input from Jo’s friends (a similar event had been held in Birmingham earlier in the year). Some 50 people attended – predominantly CUP nurses and oncologists from Trusts throughout the UK – to discuss how bestRead more
The cancer task force that was established in 2015 to develop a new cancer strategy for the NHS has produced a ‘one year on’ report
CUP survivor Berni Williams has turned the blog which she wrote while going through diagnosis and treatment, into a book. It is now available here on Amazon
To overcome CUP we need research. Those against BREXIT have argued that it will be bad news for cancer research in general; and those in favour of BREXIT have probably been concerned. This article by a highly respected oncologist takes a very positive view.