CUP Foundation Spring News
CUP Foundation Spring News



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Spring 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of eNews. As we start to move out of Lockdown, we remember those who died over the last year. We thank our hospital doctors and nurses who have worked hard to maintain CUP services, while also undertaking Pandemic-related duties.
Annual Report & Accounts
Our annual report and accounts for last year show reduced income and expenditure but we remain well balanced to continue our work of ‘making the unknown known’. 
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CUP Webinar - Thurs 29 Apr (1130-1230)
We are sponsoring a one hour SBK webinar on Thursday 29 April for clinicians working across CUP MDTs. The event will be led by Sarah Ngan, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Ngan is the clinical lead for acute oncology and CUP at GSTT along with network CUP lead for the London Cancer Alliance. She chairs a specialist MDM at GSTT for patients with CUP which is video-linked to units across SE London and is passionate about improving the patient pathway for CUP patients.
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CUP-COMP: launching soon
CUP-COMP is a comparative study across tissue and liquid biomarkers for CUP led by Dr Natalie Cook of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Recruitment of 150 patients in the UK is starting shortly. Dr Cook has formed a collaboration that spans Academia, the NHS (7 UK hospitals), and large and small industrial enterprises in order to compare genetic assays in the diagnosis and treatment stratification in CUP. Examining genetic changes in CUP tumours alongside blood based biomarkers could help reveal the origins of the tumour and predict responses to existing or new treatments. 
Save the date: NCRI Webinar on CUP - Thursday 6 May (1200-1300)
'Cancers of unknown primary – challenges and opportunities’. Chaired by Dr Kai-Keen Shiu and including  Dr Sally Clive on cinical prognostic markers in MUO and CUP; and Dr Natalie Cook on clinical trials and research opportunities in CUP.
 Supporters
Supporters activities have inevitably been limited in recent months but one or two brave souls have continued with innovative challenge events and other support activities for which we are very grateful.  
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