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Brightbulb Supports the Caring Cancer Trust

Multi-award winning Isle of Wight based design studio, Brightbulb Design have announced a yearly charity scheme and have nominated us, the Caring Cancer Trust as their charity for this financial year. Brightbulb who have supported us for a number of years will take part in and hold events across the year to help us raise…
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01-06-18 Be SunSmart this Summer!

After a long winter, the prospect of a sunshine holiday looms large in our minds. There are however risk factors in acquiring that so-called ‘healthy tan’ from sunbathing.  Over-exposure to sunlight radiation can cause three skin cancers that can kill; (malignant melanoma, squamous, or basal cell carcinoma). To quote the Cancer Council of Australia website,…
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29-03-18 New Combination Chemotherapy Trials for Treating Infants with Leukaemia

Stage 3 trials of an experimental targeted cancer drug produced by AstraZeneca that includes a bacterial toxin shows promise in treating the most common cancer in children, B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). However, therapeutic benefits in the trial appear to be limited, because trial patients are quickly developing therapeutic resistance to the drug and relapse. A…
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26.03.2018
New treatment prospects for aggressive breast cancer

Approximately 10–15 per cent of breast cancer tumour do not respond to treatment with standard hormone therapy, which means that they are more aggressive and often recur. An international research team led by Professor Kristian Pietras at Lund University, Sweden, has uncovered a way to treat these aggressive tumours through manipulation of the connective tissue…
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