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Spring 2022
Webinar with Dr F. Anthony Greco in discussion with Dr Harpreet Wasan
Save the date: 21 June 2022

   Dr Greco co-founded the Sarah Cannon Research Institute -  a world leader in cancer clinical trials. Sometimes referred to as the godfather of international CUP research, Tony Greco will be in discussion with Dr Harpreet Wasan for 30 minutes before 30 minutes of audience Q&A.

Annual Report & Accounts
Our latest annual report and accounts are now available to view. See our financial performance and the highlights of the last year that have significant potential for achieving our goal of ‘making the unknown known’; and improving patient care in the meantime.

Can you help with patient experience research?

Claire Evanson, a palliative care specialist nurse, is undertaking PhD research at the University of Lancaster on the emotional and psychological impact of a CUP diagnosis on the patient, family and close friends. She is looking to make contact with  potential interviewees.
Can the intratumoural microbiome signature be used to identify the tissue of origin in CUP?
In 2021 we made a grant to Imperial College, London for research led by Dr Mark Lythgoe (pictured) to analyse the Intratumoural Microbiome in CUP and explore diagnostic and biomarker utility. The researchers are collaborating with the Weizmann Institute.  By correlating the microbiome signature with therapy outcomes it is hoped to identify the effect that intratumoural bacteria may have on therapy efficacy as well as identifying whether CUP has a distinct intratumoural signature.They are presently identifying the 50 banked tissue samples, which meet the required criteria, needed to run the initial analysis.
Our Fantastic Supporters
We are very grateful to our supporters who have continued what activities have been possible during the Pandemic. Events are starting to be planned for 2022. The Paul Barker Golf Day that has not taken place for the last 2 years is back on!
Supporters Tea Party
Jo's friends' supporter, Pam Bates, draws the winning ticket' at a fundraising tea party in November 2021 organised by founding trustee and Events Co-ordinator Philippa McEwan.