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30 Jun 2020

The UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project of 23 June identifies that the total number of those in the UK with cancer and Covid-19 stands at 1820. There is some interesting detail here. They report that there is no evidence that cancer patients on cytotoxic chemotherapy or other anticancer treatment are at an increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 disease comparedRead more

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09 Jun 2020 08 Jun 2020

We are vey pleased to announce that Dr Natalie Cook has agreed to join our Medical Advisory Board. Dr Natalie Cook MBChB, MRCP, PhD is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Experimental Cancer Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Her initial medical degree is from the University of SheffieldRead more

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01 Jun 2020 11 Mar 2020

There are many sources for advice and information on Coronavirus. We think this page on the Patient Access website is one of the simplest and best. This link, (updated 24 Mar) put together by various cancer charities, offers advice specifically for cancer patients

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19 Feb 2020

This very exciting trial, which we have supported from the beginning, will have two new centres in the UK in early 2020 located in Torbay and Edinburgh. The existing centres, which are recruiting patients, are shown on this page of our website (which links to more details of the trial). The CUPSICO trial is a Phase II genomic profiling studyRead more

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20 Dec 2019

Thanks to the efforts of our supporters and friends we have had an increase in income this year and our expenditure continues to remain very low. We can justifiably continue to claim that 97% of donations go towards our charitable objectives. There is much good news to report in 2019: o The Roche trial, called CUPISCO, is now well underwayRead more

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11 Nov 2019

The 5th edition of the booklet Understanding Cancer of Unknown Primary has been published by Macmillan Cancer Support. This is the booklet that we originally developed with Cancerbackup, before it became part of Macmillan. It is revised every 3 years.

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20 Sep 2019

We have started a Facebook closed group for patients and carers to interact. It can be found by searching on FB for CUP patients and carers which then gives the option to apply to join the group (the only way to see the posts and interact).

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26 Jul 2019

UK Care Guide have an excellent infographic and guide to help break down, in simple terms, all the steps that someone needs to go through when they have lost a loved one in the UK.

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