Posted in October 2012

New cancer unit for teenage patients

Plans for new cancer unit in Southampton for teenage patients Every year in the UK, 2,100 young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. On average, these patients have to visit their GP four times before diagnosis is confirmed. To provide specialist care for many of these young people, Southampton General Hospital … Continue reading

Charity calls for more men!

Guernsey charity seeks help from men with research A Channel Island charity has put out an appeal for more men to take part in prostate cancer research.  Hope for Guernsey, which supports medical research at Southampton Hospital and Medical School says that around 100 more blood samples are needed from men, to build a reference … Continue reading

£20m donation boosts immunology research

An anonymous donor made history when she or he donated an astonishing £20 million to fund research into cancer immunology.  The money will be split between Cancer Research UK’s Francis Crick Institute for medical research in London and the University of Southampton.  These are the largest ever single donations received by either organisation. Immunology is … Continue reading