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BBC News Report 19th Jan 2018 Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test detects cancer DNA in the blood, helping doctors check whether precision drugs are working. Cancer Research UK said the test could "greatly improve survival". But larger studies involving more men needed to take place to confirm if doctors could rely on the test, the charity said. Blood samples from 49 men with advanced prostate cancer were collected by researchers, as part of the phase II clinical trial of a drug called olaparib.This type of precision drug is seen as the future of cancer medicine but because it is a targeted treatment, the drug does not work for everyone.
A message from Tackle Chairman, Roger Wotton: I promised I would write to you about our exciting fundraising initiative Cycle to the Moon, Save a Dad when I had more information. I'm pleased to say planning is well under way and we are putting together the web pages, press releases, merchandising and all the sponsorship details which will enable our support groups to take part in the event during May 2018. We should have all the necessary pieces in place by early February. The idea is to raise as much as possible towards the target of £250,000 (one pound for every mile from here to the moon).
Last edition of Tackle Talk for 2017 just received. You can view the text below or download a full copy here
Welcome to the final edition of ‘tackle talk’ for 2017, designed to keep our support groups up to date with National Federation developments and plans. Topics in this edition include a look back over 2017, an update on Cycle to The Moon - Save a Dad, a reflection on my support group visits and a mention of the ‘Tackle Tribute Concerts’. On page 3 you will find a summary of our income and expenditure, a regular feature for each edition.
From Roger Wotton, Chairman of Tackle
As you may know, NICE is undertaking an appraisal for Abiraterone for treating newly diagnosed high risk prostate cancer patients who have metastatic disease. The committee will consider the treatment on 10 May 2018 and the deadline for nominating experts is 2 January. Two patient expert witnesses are being sought to participate in this appraisal. We have been asked by Prostate Cancer UK if we can help in this matter. The purpose of this note is to ask if you have a member of your group you would wish to put forward as a patient .
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS The family have informed us that the arrangements for Gary Steele's funeral are as follows:
Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 2:30pm at Vale Royal Crematorium, Shurlach Road, Davenham, Northwich, CW9 8RP. The family have requested that there be no flowers, but any donations should be made to St Lukes (Cheshire) Hospice, Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford, CW7 1BH please. David Laundon, who took over from Gary at this year's AGM, issued the following statement on behalf of the Group.
A heartwarming story from the BBC website - see on YouTube at
Grandmother-of-10 ditches chemotherapy after she claims CANNABIS oil caused her cancerous breast tumour to shrink to an eighth of the size and her case has sparked the interest of scientists Lin Coxon, 69, from Derby, took the £39 oil while waiting for treatment Told she needed eight rounds of chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and radiotherapy But before she had it, scans showed 33mm tumour had shrunk and is now 4mm Cancer also spread to lymph nodes which have reduced from 25mm to 10mm Researchers at St George's, University of London, are now looking at her case Lin is one of 'a growing and large collection' of patient testimonies, they said Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5034701/Gran-s-tumour-shrinks-eighth-size-CANNABIS-oil.html#ixzz4yggf2su5
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Cycle to the Moon , Save a Dad
The Federation Board is delighted to announce the next stage in this exciting initiative. We have appointed Dave Fergus, an experienced event manager and fundraiser, to manage the overall project and work with our support groups, the sports and cycling communitiesand potential sponsors. Dave is preparing a plan for presentation at our next Board meeting on 12th December. We hope to organise the â€˜Cycle to the Moonâ€™ event next May/June. A lot of preparatory work is required and we will be working through our regional set-up as well as with individual support groups to ensure maximum support.
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PSA Testing at Stockport Masonic Guildhall (Closed Event)
23 Feb 2019 09:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Sandbach (Closed Event)
2 Mar 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Mar 2019 10:00–12:00
Voluntary Services Exhibition for Trainee GPs
28 Mar 2019 13:30–14:45
PSA Testing Chester Masonic Hall Christleton (Closed Event)
30 Mar 2019 00:00–00:00