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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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16 Mar 2021

We have joined with other cancer charities to push the Government into reflecting on the Pandemic’s impact on cancer services and promote much needed action. The message is shown here. Today’s Daily Mail has a graph showing the waiting list problem and more information.

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02 Feb 2021 27 Jan 2021

The NHS Cancer Programme has, very helpfully, put out the following which, in its link to the Green Book, gives very comprehensive information about the vaccines, priority for those on cancer treatment etc. We write to notify you of recent updates made to The Green Book, a government document that sets out information on the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, and adviceRead more

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02 Dec 2020

Our Annual Report and Accounts for this year can be viewed here. 2020 has been a punishing year for all but there is plenty of good news: • The latest epidemiological data show that CUP incidence and mortality rates have decreased by about a third (35%) in the UK in the period 2007 (when the charity was formed) to 2017.Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Our website is back, thankfully, after a week! On Wednesday 11 November our website went down and the hosting company confirmed the next day that the site had been compromised and we accepted immediately a quote to work on the problem.  It seems likely that some sad person targeted us and managed to break-in through a ‘backdoor’ during maintenance.  TheRead more

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27 Oct 2020

To encourage a return towards normality NHS England have asked cancer charities (late Oct 20) to advise that: #NHS staff are taking additional measures to make sure cancer care and treatment can continue in the safest and best possible way.#COVID-secure cancer hubs have been established for cancer surgery across the country to keep patients safe. Hubs will either be inRead more

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06 Oct 2020

CRUK’s excellent cancer statistics department reports: Cancer of unknown primary and stomach cancers have shown the fastest decreases in incidence in both males and females over the past decade in the UK. More information on the latest numbers on incidence and mortality – both of which are showing significant falls in the last decade – is here.

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