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Cancer

Ovacome - Ovarian Cancer Charity

Ovacome is a long established ovarian cancer charity. We were founded and are run by women with ovarian cancer themselves and are therefore especially sensitive to the needs of women with this devastating diagnosis. We have been supporting women affected by ovarian cancer and their families since 1996.

Ovacome exists to support women and their family through providing dedicated help and information. Our fully qualified nurses give expert guidance, personalised clinical and research information, emotional support and resources to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or worried they might be at risk; and their family and friends.

We run the only ovarian cancer online forum which is accessible, informal and patient led; where women with ovarian cancer, and their family, can discuss their experiences with other women suffering from the disease. They offer each other encouragement, knowledge, understanding and friendship creating a much needed support community across the UK. Our nurses contribute to the forum and offer advice and answers to questions. It is an important and valuable support hub for those coping with ovarian cancer. Our support can go on for years. We have a membership of approximately 5,500 but provide support and help to thousands more.

Ovacome campaigns to help women and health professionals to recognise the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer – and for high quality care and treatment to be available to all.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7299 6654 or visit their website at www.ovacome.org.uk

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic cancer is tough. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat, tough to research.

For too long this disease has been sidelined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.

We provide expert, personalised support and information via our Support Line and through our range of publications. We fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. We campaign for change; for better care, treatment and research, and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.

Pancreatic Cancer UK relies on the generosity of people like you to fund our vital work. We couldn't do it without you. Donate now and help us to develop our Support and Information services so that we can be there for even more people affected by pancreatic cancer, as well as fund innovative research into early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Together we can take on pancreatic cancer. We won’t stop until we transform the future for patients.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 3535 7090 or visit their website at www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Brain Research Trust

Brain Research Trust is the umbrella charity for research into conditions of the brain and nervous system. We were established in 1971 to promote and support research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological diseases.

We fund basic and clinical research at University College London’s world-renowned Institute of Neurology (IoN). Since Brain Research Trust was founded, we have donated over £45 million to UCL Institute of Neurology to fund research into neurological conditions.

There are more than 250 neurological conditions. With your support Brain Research Trust can continue investigating conditions including Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Tumours, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Migraine, CJD, Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Regeneration. See our research section for further information.

We do not receive any government funding and we rely on the generosity of our supporters. To enable our life-saving research to continue, please donate or help us in other ways.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7404 9982 or visit www.brt.org.uk

Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is a registered charity, number 1007819. The Charity was set up in 1992 by Virginia Bates, Ralph’s widow. Ralph died from pancreatic cancer aged 50 in 1991 only a few months after being diagnosed. He starred in the TV series “Dear John” and “Poldark” and in many Hammer horror movies.

Pancreatic cancer is a most debilitating and aggressive illness. It does not differentiate between sexes and can strike at any time. Research into ways to combat the cancer is essential as there has been no meaningful improvement in survival rates over the last 30 years.

Research funded by our Fund has identified a combination of drugs which has prolonged the life expectancy of sufferers but there is still a long way to go to complete the research. We rely on donations and legacies to keep this research going. Our Trustees do not receive remuneration of any kind and do not claim expenses. Approximately 95% of all incoming resources is spent on our charitable aims.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 02380 515 950 or visit their website at www.ralphbatespcr.org.uk

The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal raises funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology (jointly known as Queen Square).
The National Hospital is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological and neuromuscular conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Prion disease, and head injury.

One in six people in the UK are affected by a neurological condition. That’s more than the number of people living with cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes combined. In spite of this there has been a continuing lack of national prioritisation to deliver better outcomes for those affected. Our aim is to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone with a neurological disorder by funding pioneering research, providing access to the latest technology for expert diagnosis and training tomorrow’s leading clinicians. Your help can make this possible.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 3448 4724 or visit www.nationalbrainappeal.org.

Prostate Cancer Research Centre

The Prostate Cancer Research Centre carries out research into the causes of and treatment for the UK’s most frequently diagnosed male cancer.

The Centre is based at the University College London and is under the leadership of Professor John Masters. It now employs a team of scientists and support staff who need over £1.5 million every year to fund its highly respected research programme. This site sets out what we do, how prostate cancer patients and their families benefit from our work and how you can help to support it.

The Centre's mission is to raise funds to undertake research that will improve the survival and quality of life of men with prostate cancer.

Our current research programmes focus on three key areas:

• Understanding prostate cancer development and progression
• Managing prostate cancer – identifying the men who will benefit from treatment
• Treating prostate cancer – to bring results from the laboratory bench to the bedside

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7848 7546 or visit our website at www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk or click here to watch a video on the work we do.