A ‘Handful’ Of Gene Faults Turn Cells Cancerous

21st October 2017

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, have found that it only takes between one and ten DNA mutations to cause cells to become cancerous. The team looked at the genetic patterns of 7,664 tumours from 29 types of cancer and mapped their ‘driver DNA mutations’.  The ‘driver mutations’ in the DNA allow ...


Cheap Drug Could Cut 10% Off UK Breast Cancer Deaths, Charity Says…

10th October 2017

While we can all appreciate the constant advancement of cancer research findings and treatment over time, it is no secret that anti-cancer drug expenses have been sky-rocketing simultaneously. The UK’s biggest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now, however, may be on the right track to discovering an alternative, more cost friendly drug for breast cancer ...


Poetry in the pink

6th October 2017

South Bank Poetry, founded in 2008 is a poetry magazine that publishes contemporary urban poetry. It is published three times a year and publishes the best up and coming voices alongside more established ones. South Bank Poetry also runs regular poetry workshops in central London hosted by Katherine Lockton, co-editor and publisher of the magazine, ...


Tips to Overcome Barriers To Breast Cancer Screening

3rd October 2017

Disabled women don’t have the same access to screening for breast and genealogical cancers as non-disabled women, and are up to three times as likely to die of breast cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Deputy Editor Karen Mogendorff of Disability Horizons stresses the importance of participation in cancer screening and gives tips on how ...


New Cancer Treatment May Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

29th September 2017

Want to get rid of cancer while avoiding the unfavourable side effects of chemotherapy? Scientists may be on the right track to discovering how. The most current and prevalent anti-cancer therapies include chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. These processes include activating proteins called caspases which can lead to cell death. Although this method, known as apoptosis, has ...


New Quality of Life Measure for Recovering Cancer Patients

29th September 2017

In a world leading move, quality of life for cancer patients will be tracked as part of ambitious plans by NHS England to radically improve care and support for people once treatment ends. The ground-breaking new approach is set to drive improvements in after care which includes personalised plans for people with cancer outlining not ...



25th September 2017

Today 78% of women survive breast cancer for 10 or more years and Booband want to help continue this incredible progress and support further advancements in breast cancer care and treatment. Over the next year Booband will be working with the Pink Ribbon Foundation to create awareness of breast cancer, promote early detection and raise ...



9th August 2017

DATES – 14-20 August 2017 VENUE – Bluebird Chelsea Enjoy a delicious Think Pink Afternoon Tea at the Bluebird Chelsea where a £1 donation will go to the Pink Ribbon Foundation. This Afternoon Tea includes an array of savoury treats and pink themed delicacies, priced at £22.50 pp. #AfternoonTeaWeek is that time of the year when we celebrate ...


Could more cancers be caused by inherited faulty genes than we now think?

28th July 2017

Professor Douglas Easton, expert on genetics and cancer risk helps us get to the bottom of this question. He first begins by explaining what is in a gene. Faulty genes are changes to DNA, generally speaking. They can only be passed down through families if they are in a persons sex cells. If a genetic ...



18th July 2017

Here is the recording of BIG BRA FITTING BRAINSTORMING with Ms Pomelo , Leah of LoveLeah and Retha Welding of SE1 Physio. As one of the attendees puts it, these are important life skills and “anything that can help avoid damage and therefore pain in later life to a girl’s shoulders, neck and spine is ...


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