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09 Mar 2018

On 7 March 2018 the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) held a day in London for CUP researchers looking at the future of UK CUP, and acute oncology, research. The specific objectives were to look at: Research into the optimum pathway for investigation of CUP patients Research into the optimum treatment for CUP patients Current research; priorities/gaps NCRI configuration toRead more

Category Medical Author John Symons
20 Feb 2018

Paul Barker worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds after his CUP diagnosis. His family and friends are continuing his annual golf day, on what would have been his 50th birthday,  in Cambridgeshire on 20th April 2018. Golfers and others do please give it your support! Paul Barker’s Golf Day  2018_Flyer

Category Supporters Author John Symons
26 Jan 2018

Following very successful events in London, Manchester and Birmingham, the next conference organized by SBK, with CUP Foundation as sponsor, moves to Bristol in June 2018. The day is designed for CUP Leads, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncology Consultants and other members of the MUO-CUP Team. An expert faculty will look at: – The challenges of diagnosis: when to do whichRead more

Category Medical Author John Symons
22 Jan 2018

World Cancer Day on 4 February is an opportunity to reflect. A time to reflect on those who have lost their lives to an ‘unknown’ cancer and their surviving loved ones, who may well remain angry and feel that they were failed in the absence of a more treatable ‘known’ cancer diagnosis; and an opportunity to think of those undergoingRead more

Category Supporters Author John Symons
15 Dec 2017

Thanks to the endeavors of our many fundraisers and donors, over many years, we have been able to contribute £100,000 towards a trial to see whether immunotherapy treatment will have a beneficial impact in treating CUP patients. The first trial of its kind -possibly in the world – is scheduled to start recruiting patients in London in early Spring 2018.Read more

Category Supporters Author John Symons
13 Dec 2017 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