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The Champagne Concept

1st February 2017

Buy any bottle of Rosé Champagne this February online or in-store and The Champagne Concept will donate £2 to the Pink Ribbon Foundation – to support those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their families. https://www.thechampagneconcept.co.uk/product-category/rose/ www.drinkaware.co.uk

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation DVD

23rd January 2017

Following treatment for breast cancer many women experience problems with shoulders, neck and back including lack of function, movement and strength. These issues can occur soon after treatment or develop over time. This Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Programme will guide you through exercises that have been designed to improve your posture, range of movement, shoulder and upper ...

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Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

17th January 2017

UK Scientists have discovered a number of genes which could play a major role in how cancer cells spread through the body. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that removing one of these genes from cells in mice significantly reduced the spread of transplanted melanoma cells. Tumours that spread to other parts of the ...

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New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

5th December 2016

A new probe which can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue samples has been developed by scientists in Australia. It is hoped that the more precise technology could help remove tumours whilst sparing the healthy tissue according to a study published in the journal of Cancer Research.  The new probe works by measuring levels of ...

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Healthy Women should take breast cancer pill, says NICE

5th December 2016

New draft guidelines from NICE say that women predisposed to breast cancer because of a strong family history of the disease should be taking preventative measures to protect themselves from the disease. There are three drugs which can be used to prevent breast cancer:  tamoxifen, raloxifene and, anastrozole. This is the first time that anastrozole ...

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NHS Breast Cancer Drug Wins All Clear

5th December 2016

Health officials have approved the first breast cancer drug in a decade for widespread NHS use. Trial results show eribulin, also known as Halaven can offer three months of additional life compared with other therapies. Health watchdogs say it should be made available across the NHS in England.

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Promising drug target for aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancers identified …….December 2016

30th November 2016

Scientists have identified a molecule crucial to the growth of triple negative breast cancers which they believe could now be targeted by drugs to help patients who are resistant to chemotherapy. ‘Triple negative’ means that the cancer cells lack the three receptors which are normally used to classify breast cancers: the oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone ...

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New way of testing drugs could speed up breast cancer treatment ……. November 2016

30th November 2016

Scientist have found new ways of testing hundreds of cancer drugs very quickly which could cut the amount of time it takes to make them available to patients. Researchers have found that by growing human tumour cells in mice before taking the cells out to run further test in laboratories the cells more accurately mimic those ...

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Certain breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy with new test…….November 2016

30th November 2016

Chemotherapy is one of the most difficult and painful parts of cancer. Despite it proving to be greatly effective in treating cancer cells, due to the nature of the drugs involved it can be an incredibly uncomfortable process for women suffering from breast cancer. However, a new study published on 20 August 2016 in The ...

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Non-Lump Breast Cancers…..November 2016

30th November 2016

Most of us probably think that a lump is the main or only sign of breast cancer. But, researchers from University College London, reported by the BBC,  say women need to be aware of other warning signs – such as nipple changes – so that they get help fast. The researchers examined the symptoms of 2,300 ...

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Jonathan Prince, Trustee. The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
Crofton House, 5 Morley Close, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877 (e) enquiries@pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk.

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