Supporter Research Event

We were delighted to welcome over forty supporters to attend our first Research Innovation Event which was held recently at the prestigious The Institute of Cancer Research in London.  The event provided our supporters with an update of current projects as well as our ambitious plans to fund future projects over the next three years.

Oracle Chairman Peter Rhys Evans was joined by Professor James McCaul who spoke about the advances in Robotic Surgery and how using robots enables surgeons to access hard to reach tumours.  Professor Chris Nutting spoke about how, medications following Oracle funded research, radiotherapy is now delivered to minimise the risk of complications, try which are so common with treating head and neck cancer.  Side effects such as swallowing and dry mouth are two such side effects that can affect up to 90% of patients. New radiotherapy techniques, such as IMRT, which were developed by Professor Nutting have reduced symptoms significantly.

Finally, Professor Kevin Harrington spoke about the hugely promising developments in targeted therapies, virus therapies and the new MR Linac machine.   All Oracle researchers attended the event where guests were able to hear individual presentations about our work.

 

Trekking for a Cause: Conquering the Sahara Desert

In February Toby, Lou, Greten, and Fran embarked on a remarkable journey across the Sahara Desert as part of the Oracle Cancer Trust Sahara Challenge.  Their mission was not only…

158.38 miles (254.88 Km) in 32 days, a true inspiration!

Immaculate’s story We are delighted to share Immaculate raised over £4,500 for Oracle Cancer Trust and Second Chance Head and Neck Cancer Group. Immaculate walked 158.38 miles (254.88 Km) in…

Brave Hearts Take the Plunge

On a crisp Boxing Day morning in Redcar, courageous sisters Caroline and Ann, decided to make a splash in the icy waters of the North Sea to raise crucial funds…

Ed Vanson and Guy Randall strike a chord for good with #Tedstock

In the heart of our community, there are individuals whose passion and dedication shine like a beacon, illuminating the way for positive change. Ed Vanson, a local radio DJ, and…

Peter’s Passion: A Golf Tournament that Tees Up Charity Support

In the world of charitable endeavours, the spirit of giving often takes shape in diverse and creative forms. One such example of this philanthropic spirit is Peter Papanastasiou, an individual…

Walking the North Downs Way in Memory of Dad

On Saturday 9th July 2023, Peter’s friends and family walked 16.5 miles of the North Downs Way from Wye and Folkestone, an area Peter and his wife Isabelle called home…

192 Mile coast-to-coast walk to mark 5 years cancer free

5 years after receiving treatment for a nasty Head and Neck cancer, Caroline Outterside, considers herself as one of the lucky ones and wants to give back. Accompanied by her…

Young Tongues Fund Launch

Oracle Cancer Trust has partnered up with peer-to-peer support group the Young Tongues to set up the Young Tongues Fund; funding patient support activities led by the Young Tongues, awareness…

Inaugural Peter Rhys-Evans Memorial Trophy won at Oracle Cancer Trust Golf Day

Oracle Cancer Trust’s annual Golf Day at the exclusive Cowdray Estate raises £9,043.26, whilst crowing first Peter Rhys-Evans Memorial champions.  On a fabulously sunny morning in May, at the breathtakingly…

Tubby FC hold charity match in memory of George Johnston

On the 19th May Tubby FC took on Whittington Cat FC at St Benedicts RUFC in Whitehaven in support of Oracle Cancer Trust and in memory of George Johnston and…

Lauren comes to the rescue and completes London Marathon 2023 for Oracle

Oracle Cancer Trust thrilled as Lauren Graham bravely steps up to run the London Marathon with only weeks’ notice following fellow runners’ injury. With only weeks’ to go until the…

9th Annual Charity Spring Ball in aid of Oracle Cancer Trust raises over 3k

Long term Oracle Cancer Trust supporter Angela Bryant, who was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2010, hosts annual charity spring ball for the 9th time and raises £3,603 for the…

#TeamOracle completes Chiltern Challenge

Group of Oracle Cancer Trust Fundraisers complete 20 mile Chiltern Challenge on East Monday. The day started with dark skies and torrential rain, but that wasn’t going to stop our…

Appeal update

Our Missing Cancer Patients Appeal update