A mum from Lowick will be taking on the Great North Run this Sunday to mark her recovery from breast cancer. Barbara Hubbard will have her daughter Jennifer for company too as they take on the half-marathon challenge to raise funds for The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London.Barbara, a foster carer for young children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. She underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.She has never been a runner before but has followed the Great North Run training plan and is feeling confident she will smash the biggest half-marathon in the UK.Since their ordeal two years ago, both Barbara and Jennifer have been motivated to give something back and raise money for cancer research.They decided to take on the Great North Run together as a team and join the dedicated team of supporters of #teamICR.Jennifer is a dental student at Newcastle University, currently in the summer break of her first year. Previously a competitive swimmer, this will be the … [Read more...] about Mum and daughter team up to raise funds for cancer research
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News / UK and world by Press Association June 14, 2018, 7:06 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A genetic test could help doctors identify prostate cancer patients who may benefit from immunotherapy, researchers say. Scientists found tumours in a small group of men with an advanced form of the disease had a distinctive pattern of genetic changes. The biological features of these tumours could mean they are more likely to respond to immunotherapy drugs such as pembrolizumab, according to a study published in journal Cell. In the future, a test could help pick out men with these genetic changes so they can be considered for the treatment, the authors said. A major trial earlier this month showed for the first time that immunotherapy could work in men with advanced prostate cancer. Around one in 10 of these patients did not see their cancer grow after a year on pembrolizumab, according to research presented at the American Society … [Read more...] about Prostate cancer researchers hail ‘hugely significant finding’
MEET three of the world’s leading scientists, all based in Scotland, who are leading the search for the Holy Grail of medicine – the cures for cancer. Work and worries for many of us are trivial in comparison with the global implications of the 9-5 day for these professors. Each is working on potentially life-saving research projects, funded by Worldwide Cancer Research, which could change the lives of millions of people. The Scottish charity funds early stage cancer research and, in the past 40 years, has granted almost £200 million to scientists in 34 countries. Scotland has an international reputation in pioneering cancer research and collaborates with global projects to move science forward. “We fund truly exceptional researchers who work tirelessly and we do all of this to look after people, really,” says Dr Helen Rippon, chief executive of Worldwide Cancer Research. “We are all touched by cancer and we know that the answers to cancer won’t … [Read more...] about Worldwide Cancer Research: Saving lives is our goal
Technology By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 1 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43949552 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A cancer research team hopes to build a network of more than 100,000 UK smartphones to help process data while their owners sleep.Phone owners can get involved by downloading an … [Read more...] about Can your phone help cancer research?
A cancer research centre at The Christie that was destroyed by a fire is to be bulldozed and replaced with a new multi-million facility, health chiefs have confirmed. It has been almost a year since flames ripped through the Paterson Building on Wilmslow Road in Withington after construction work sparked a blaze on the roof. More than 100 firefighters were scrambled to the facility during the incident last April. Years of valuable research and key equipment were lost, and more than 300 scientists and support staff were displaced. Within days, tens of thousands of pounds had been raised for Cancer Research UK to help rebuild it. On Wednesday, ‘bold and exciting’ plans were announced for a new state-of-the-art facility which will be built on the site of the former Paterson Building. The development – which aims to be complete by 2021 – will be led by The Christie on behalf of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), a world renowned partnership between … [Read more...] about Huge new cancer research centre to be built on site of Christie fire