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01 Nov 2017

In the 3 months since our last update our supporters have excelled themselves. The events have been coming around thick and fast and the fundraising has been amazing: • Sept 10th: Andrew Robertson, a great friend of Paul Barker, took part in the Great North Run. The funds he raised added to Paul’s fundraising effort • Sept 10th: Claire BirdRead more

Category Supporters Author John Symons
30 Oct 2017

Pharmaceutical company Roche is to sponsor a multi-country trial to evaluate the efficacy of molecularly guided therapy versus chemotherapy in CUP patients.  The intention is to run the trial in approximately 25 (mostly European) countries. Last week it was agreed, within Roche, that there would be UK participation. There is more information on our Blog.

Category Medical Author John Symons
27 Oct 2017

Nina Spencer organises a golf day in October in memory of her husband and this year arranged for golf balls with a CUP logo. She also provided our leaflets to raise awareness of CUP.  Her golf day raised £861.60 which has been matched by Derby company, AG Software. Hitting CUP accurately is what we want to do until we canRead more

Category Supporters Author John Symons
10 Oct 2017

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

Category Medical Author John Symons
30 Sep 2017

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

Category Medical Author John Symons
23 Aug 2017

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

Category Medical Author John Symons
03 Aug 2017

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

Category Supporters Author John Symons
23 Jun 2017 20 Jun 2017

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

Category Medical Author John Symons
01 Jun 2017

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

Category Supporters Author John Symons