A day-long event on ‘Progressing your CUP service’ was held in Manchester on 9 October 2017. Some 75 oncologists and CUP nurses spent the day listening to presentations and discussing issues related to making their CUP Multi Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) work efficiently. The photograph below shows radiology consultant Dr Ben Taylor of the Christie Hospital talking on imaging in relationRead more
Blood and tissue collections from contributing CUP patients have now started at all the 100K Genomes Project centres in the UK. The target for CUP is to collect 250 genomes. If you want the details of the overall project it is worth visiting Genomics England’s website. If you just want a brief summary, this is how we described it in ourRead more
The Wirral University Teaching Hospital have recently set up a MUO/CUP clinic and a CUP support group. They have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2017. CNS Jess Gilmore writes: “I have been looking after CUP patients for 7 years now and ensure our patients are aware of your website as another avenue of support in a patient groupRead more
Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters who have completed challenges and raised money for us since our last update: May 19th: Paul Barker’s Fifth Annual Golf Day took place. Lots of cupcakes were eaten and a fantastic £2050 was raised May 27th: Mary Parfitt was asked by her friend Paul Barker to take on the challenge of abseilingRead more
The details for this one day event in Manchester on 9 October 2017 can be seen here
SBK are organizing the third event devoted to CUP – primarily for MDT members – this time in Manchester on Monday 9 October 2017 (the previous, very popular, events were held in Birmingham and London). Topics include: Updates on the potential of molecular profiling and immunotherapy Gathering evidence to support and enable CUP service improvements Building effective pathways from primary to secondaryRead more
We have been a charity for ten years. To mark this, the Director has written a paper reviewing the past ten years of CUP as well as looking forward. The full paper full paper is 12 pages and aimed at those wanting a comprehensive overview. An abbreviated paper of 4 pages is probably more suitable for fundraising, and general public awareness-raising,Read more
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph of 19 May, quoting a major study, the NHS is among one of the worst health care systems in Europe due to poor cancer investment. Experts have blamed the low score on its lack of investment in specialist cancer care.
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.