Wed10242018

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Cancer

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

Ovacome - Ovarian Cancer Charity

Ovacome has been supporting women affected by ovarian cancer and their families since 1996. We exist to support women and their families through providing dedicated help and information, 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 provide a range of support services; a free telephone support line, a 24 hour online forum, email support, instant chat service and face to face support groups.

Our free support services are vital for this often overlooked and misdiagnosed disease. As one woman wrote ‘Ovacome offers a life raft when everything seems overwhelming’. Your donation will help ensure our work continues.

We fund a research fellow at Birmingham University who is working to develop new therapies and understand and improve the outcome of women with advanced ovarian cancer. They are identifying genes that protect ovarian cancers from chemotherapy using state-of-the-art cancer research technologies.

Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of gynaecological cancer death, with over 4,000 women losing their life to this disease a year. Each year there are around 7,400 new cases.

Screening tests for ovarian cancer do not yet exist and it has a very low survival rate as most women are diagnosed at a late stage once the cancer has spread; unfortunately ovarian cancer is frequently misdiagnosed. To create a long term solution we set up our Survivors Teaching Students programme working with volunteer ovarian cancer survivors who train student doctors, nurses and clinical specialists, on the signs, symptoms and experiences of women with ovarian cancer.

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

Cancer Prevention Research Trust

Since 1973 the Cancer Prevention Research Trust has been supporting pioneering research into the prevention of cancer and has developed a cancer education programme to educate the general public and help reduce their risks of developing cancer. The trust is an organisation dedicated soleley to cancer prevention research.

The Cancer Prevention Research Trust’s dream is to create a better world without this deadly disease and to promote a healthier lifestyle for all. Being a medical research charity, we rely solely on your donations, memoriam gifts and legacies. Even the smallest contribution can make a difference.

Through your kindness and generosity, we are able to continue our work. You make it possible to fund research at universities and teaching hospitals throughout the UK, so together we can prevent cancer for future generations.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 8785 7786 or visit www.cancerpreventionresearch.co.uk

Brain Research UK

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It weighs just 3lb, yet it controls our emotions, senses and actions. Every single one of them. It is how we process the world around us. So when it breaks down, we break down.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

There are hundreds of neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Brain Tumours, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy.

We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected.

Help loved ones live better, longer.

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

Registered Charity no. 1137560. A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 7345516.

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.