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12 Sep 2022

Every year, during the last full week of September, we ask our supporters to help raise awareness of CUP. This year we would ask all those who have been affected by CUP now or in the past – patients, relations, friends and colleagues of patients – to tell others of this extraordinary and challenging cancer.  Although the unknown is graduallyRead more

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09 Sep 2022

SJK Foundation (Ireland) and Missie Tumor Onbekend (Netherlands) – two national CUP patient organisations – have organised some excellent webinars for Awareness Week on 19, 21, and 23 Sep on the theme of ‘The patient journey’. To see the details and to sign-up see this link.

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18 Aug 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that: Given the recent change in Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, publication of the ten-year cancer plan is on hold at the moment. We will communicate further when we have more clarity.

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21 Jun 2022

Some 400 attendees registered for the expert discussion on 21 June. Zoom went down shortly after the talk began but those who were already on line were rewarded with a fascinating hour. For those who were not able to join but were registered the recording will be sent. The recording can be seen on YouTube here. Comments on the sessionRead more

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13 Dec 2021 18 Sep 2021

There is a daily programme of webinars featuring CUP experts from around the world. Details and sign-up are shown here: The UK webinar speakers for Tuesday 21 Sep at 1200 hrs UK time is shown below

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10 Aug 2021

Drawing on CRUK’s excellent statistics department the latest data (Incidence 2017: Mortality 2018) show incidence of CUP in the UK has once again fallen slightly at 8341 cases – some 2% of all cancers and the 15th commonest. As always, CUP is slightly higher in females (52%) and the 11th commonest cancer; for males it is the 14th commonest. MortalityRead more

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25 Jun 2021

Fundraising and awareness events are coming back to life as restrictions ease and the weather improves. We are very grateful to those taking-up these stretching challenges to support our work. Mark Larden and Tina took part part in this years Race to the Kings, 19 and 20 June, to raise money (over £3,500 before Gift Aid) in memory of Tina’sRead more

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07 Jun 2021

The Sunday Times of 6 June 2021 carried a piece about the CUP-COMP trial. The article is based on Roche’s press release: The Christie NHS Foundation, astronomers from Durham University, Roche UK and biotech company ConcR are working together to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) after being awarded a government grant of almost £1million,Read more

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14 Apr 2021

Two (one hour) webinars that have taken place recently will be of interest to those working in the CUP arena. The recording links for each can be found in our Blog 29 Apr. Enhancing Referral and Management of MUO/CUP Patients. We are sponsoring this SBK webinar. The event led by Dr Sarah Ngan, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Guy’s and StRead more

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