Archive for category: Research
28
July
2020

          Referrals for suspected cancer dropped 71%

A new UK study involving Queen’s University Belfast researchers, showing that urgent GP referrals for suspected cancer dropped by a huge 71% during lockdown, has just been published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet Oncology (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32702311/). The research exami...

10
February
2020

Leave a Gift in your Will for Cancer Focus NI research

On World Cancer Day Cancer Focus Northern Ireland announced a massive £300K investment in pioneering research at Queen’s University Belfast. The cash injection was revealed as the charity launched its new legacy campaign urging people to leave a gift in their Will to fund local, vital research, offe...

07
November
2018

Call for urgent action on HPV vaccine for NI boys

The urgent need to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was highlighted today (Wed 7th Nov) at the annual Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Men’s Health Conference. Unless an implementation plan for the vaccine’s roll out is made available soon there is a danger that boys in...

30
September
2016

Research is needed to beat BRCA

Julie Scates (42), from Castlereagh, who lives with her partner Steve Richie, has BRCA 1 and has advanced cancer. She has three children, Courtney (24), Cameron (18) and Leah (12). She says: “I was diagnosed with stage 4 primary peritoneal cancer (PPC), a form of ovarian cancer, when I was 39. It ha...