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You may have seen in the news today (http://bbc.in/2rjj1V8) reports of a study estimating the impact of screening all 27 million women in the UK aged over 30 for faulty #BRCA genes would prevent 64,500 breast cancers, 17,500 ovarian cancers and save 12,300 lives. BRCA has famously become known as the “Angelina Jolie gene” following the actors’ high-profile public announcement that she had had a preventive double mastectomy, after finding out she was a carrier of a mutation to a gene called BRCA1. But what are the BRCA genes? And what’s their significance in cancer? All your questions answered here >> http://bit.ly/2ESSrEa
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What would you say to the person who saved your life?

To create more stories like this, please donate at http://bit.ly/2xjoElD #ovariancancer #olaparib #ovarian #cancer #cancerresearch
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We are delighted to announce that we have formed a unique partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity to fund two outstanding scientists’ work on brain cancer. Both charities have committed an equal share of nearly £340,000 to fund cancer researchers in Ireland and Australia.

Dr Helen Rippon, Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research, said: “Worldwide Cancer Research funds research into any cancer, anywhere in the world. The fantastic partnership we have formed with The Brain Tumour Charity means we have been able to support two international research projects that are vital to advance treatments for brain cancer.

“This is the first time both charities have joined forces to help fund cancer research and the combined support means that research projects are able to be completed that might otherwise have been missed.”

Read more >> http://bit.ly/2mb0Lr2
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Thought this year was a disaster? If you watch or read the news you might think so. We’ve had a fair share of stories on natural disasters, man-made catastrophes and apocalyptic scenarios. But if you follow the science news you’ll know there’s been some amazing things happening too. As a reminder that this was another fantastic year for science, we’ve picked some of our favourite stories. Head over to our blog to read 6 ways science saved 2017.
6 times science saved 2017
6 times science saved 2017
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We’d like to give a huge thank you to leading intellectual property firm, Haseltine Lake, which has raised an impressive £2,607 for Worldwide Cancer Research!

The team took part in a tough 2,000km static cycle challenge. 78 riders cycled on a virtual journey between the firm’s offices. The challenge started in Munich and finished in Glasgow, via London and Bristol. Thanks to their brilliant efforts the team "arrived" in Glasgow following just over 10 days (during working hours) of cycling, smashing their target.

Since the charity partnership was launched, the firm has already raised an impressive £10,922 through an exciting range of various fundraising activities such as BBQs, bake sales, book and DVD sales, yoga classes and raffles.

To find out more and how your workplace can fundraise for Worldwide Cancer Research, please click here: https://www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/fundraising/corporate-partnerships/
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We'd like to invite you to the Worldwide Cancer Research Carol Concert at 6.30pm on Thursday 7th December 2017 at the Holy Trinity Church, South Street, St. Andrews.

A festive treat for the ears, our concert will feature carols by Waid Academy and St Leonards School. With the additional delights of mulled wine courtesy of Tesco, and minced-meat whirls courtesy of Fisher & Donaldson. And there’ll be a prize raffle, too. If you’d like to, you can make a donation by envelope on the night and leave a dedication to a loved one on our Christmas tree.

#standrews #carolconcert #christmas
Christmas Candlelight Concert
Christmas Candlelight Concert
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Kathy Freeman was guitarist in The Accelerators – a #punkband she co-founded in 1977. Kathy has recently been fundraising for Worldwide Cancer Research and contacted the charity to tell us more about the reasons behind her support.
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Research funded by Worldwide Cancer Research has shown that a treatment being developed for #liver #disease could also be used to treat a number of other conditions, including cancer. Using small DNA—like molecules that are designed to target and suppress the production of specific proteins, the researchers show that they can stop abnormal blood vessels forming – a feature of liver disease that causes damage to the organ but also one seen in tumours when they connect themselves to the blood supply. Read more about this research on our blog.
One drug, multiple uses
One drug, multiple uses
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The Guardian and others have reported this week on a massive global collaboration that has led to the discovery of new genetic mutations that increase risk of breast cancer. That means we now know of the inherited genetic mutations that account for around 18% of the relative increase in risk. The study involved 500 researchers based at 300 institutes across 6 continents. We believe this highlights just how important it is that science remains global, which is why we don’t have borders to our funding. We support researchers with bold ideas regardless of where they are based or what country they come from. Worldwide Cancer Research are currently supporting 107 researchers in 17 different countries.
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If you spotted our free Will writing offer, now is the time to register as the offer ends soon >> http://bit.ly/2jLDHAx #WillPower
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