Doncaster mums are being urged to join the fight against cancer by signing up for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on March 31 this year. For the first time, grown-up sons can take part alongside their mothers as Race for Life events are opened up to everyone. Taking part is a hugely moving experience as people come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer, celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived,or support those going through treatment.Many people will walk or run in their local event alongside their mums, while others will be participating to honour their memory.The 2019 Doncaster 5k Race for Life will be held on June 23 on Town Fields.Emma Colbourne, Cancer Research UK’s Doncaster event manager, said: “We’re urging families in Doncaster to make this Mother’s Day extra special by joining the Race for Life.“Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. You don’t … [Read more...] about Call for Doncaster mums to sign up to Race for Life on Mother’s Day, and help fight cancer
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PUBLISHED: 10:45 06 March 2019 Laura Bill Jon Arnold, who will be boxing at the fundraiser for The Oli Mills Foundation. Archant A St Albans based charitable community is hosting an event to raise money for children and teenagers with cancer. Retired boxer Jon Arnold is getting his gloves back on to help fight cancer by raising cash for The Oli Mills Foundation. The foundation was set up in remembrance of Oli Mills, of St Albans, who died of cancer in 2005 aged just 18. It has so far raised £260,000 for children with cancer. Ex-Verulam students will attend the evening on March 28 at 8pm. Oli was a Verulam pupil and the school are very supportive of the work Eddie does. Eddie Mills, founder, said: “My brother was a fun loving, outgoing, caring and general all round good guy who was loved and is missed by all. It’s going to be a fantastic night. I can’t wait to see some St Albans faces there.” The Tufnell Park, London event … [Read more...] about Boxer gets his gloves on to help fight cancer.
A sugary nutritional supplement used to combat cystitis has anti-cancer properties that could soon be tested in patients.New research suggests that mannose can slow the growth of multiple cancers.In laboratory tests it was also found to boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy cancer drugs.Mannose, a type of sugar found in cranberries and other fruits, is widely available as an alternative treatment for cystitis and urinary tract infections.It is thought to suppress cancer by interfering with the ability of tumours to take up glucose.However, the studies so far suggest that it works for some cancers and not for others. When mice with pancreatic, lung or skin cancer were given mannose in their drinking water, the growth of their tumours slowed significantly with no obvious side effects.Professor Kevin Ryan, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, who led the research, said: “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so limiting the amount they can use should slow … [Read more...] about Sugar supplement could be used to fight cancer, research suggests
PUBLISHED: 12:16 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:16 20 November 2018 Emma Bartholomew The Gazette 30 years ago Archant The 50s pin-up model and actress Eve Eden helped raise £2 to fight cancer at a pub night in Mare Street. The 18-year-old “redhead starlet” as the Gazette dubbed her, who went on to star in the 1960 film Aladdin, put down a penny to build a pile at the Britannia public house. “And she had no sooner placed the first coin on the saloon bar counter, when scores of customers rushed to follow her example. Before the evening was out there was more than £2,” reported the Gazette. Another money raiser was a special competition which added another £2 to the evening’s total. Organisers of the successful evening were the Stoke Newington and Hackney Local Cancer Campaign Committee with the licensee and his wife Frank and Marie Woods. In other news the north London branch of the National Hairdressers’ … [Read more...] about This week 60 years ago: Aladdin actress Eve Eden helps raise £2 to fight cancer at the Britannia pub in Mare Street
A scientist from County Cavan has come up with a new way to help tackle cancer. Shane Cronin's research shows that by activating the immune system with the happiness hormone Serotonin the body can fight the disease more effectively. The scientist, who works at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), has published his groundbreaking paper on the novel way of activating the immune system in the journal, Nature.Mr Cronin, from Ballyjamesduff, explained that activating the immune system means the body can defend itself against cancer cells and invading pathogens.He said: "What we actually showed in the paper is that by increasing and turning up the amount of BH4, the t-cells were more aggressive and able to fight cancer much more aggressively."So this has very important clinical implications because the way we can turn BH4 down, we actually developed a brand new novel drug to do this, and also by turning it up, there's a drug already out there … [Read more...] about Cavan scientist discovers way for body to fight cancer