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Congratulations to our 2014 Marathon runners! In 2013 Emily Jamieson raised over £6000. Please help our 2014 team beat her total.
San Diego April 2014- Debbie Fund discovery presented at the AACR annual meeting! Read more
Strictly Dancing raises £17,000 for Debbie Fund!
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Debbie Fund chair Helen Jameson is now on the board of Cancer 52. Read more
January 2011. The Debbie Fund research project has now officially started. Read more.
The "Autumn" Story. Read more...
Eminent Oncologist tells Debbie Fund supporters: " within ten years...the fund will have made a difference for women with advanced cervical cancer."
Debbie Fund Research
Inside the lab: the progress of the research. Watch our new film here. See how research is progressing and how vitally important this research is.
Debbie Fund’s first dedicated researcher, Dr. Enrique Miranda Rota, from the UCL Cancer Institute, is now collaborating with the Therapeutic Antibody Group at Medical Research Council Technology (MRCT) to develop new antibodies that bind to cervical cancer cell-surface targets and which have the potential to be used in new treatments for cervical cancer. Enrique is testing several variants of each antibody, produced by grafting specific ge ne sequence modifications to the antibodies.
“We are absolutely delighted with the progress of this Debbie Fund supported project” said Prof Kerry Chester and Dr Tim Meyer, the project’s lead investigators. “Generating antibodies in collaboration with MRCT brings us a significant step closer to a new treatment for patients with cervical cancers”.
The aim of this antibody project is to provide a new means of delivering a toxic payload, either radioactive or chemical, direct to cervical cancer tumour cells without damaging surrounding healthy cells- a “magic bullet” for cervical cancer.
Summer 2013 Update-exciting news
As research work investigating a new treatment for cervical cancer continues to advance, Debbie Fund's antibody work is gaining knowledge and momentum; Debbie Fund investigators Prof Kerry Chester and Dr Rota have been invited to present their work at various international biotechnology conferences.
Debbie Fund Genomics Project
Thanks to generous support from ICAP Debbie Fund has commenced its genomics project. This will look at the genetic changes in cervical cancer tumours and will complement the work on the Debbie Fund Antibody Therapeutics Project. The project is being led by Dr Tim Fenton, in collaboration with Prof Martin Widschwendter.
Thanks to the amazing generosity of its supporters Debbie Fund raised £1million in its first two years. The more money raised, the more research. Please help.
Please support our 2014 London Marathon runners! Since 2011 Debbie Fund's marathon runners have raised nearly £60,000. Please support our runners this year, Annie Coulson, Luke Trickett, David Kerrigan and Danny Hornsby and help fund our vital research.
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The Debbie Fund Ball held in September 2011 at the Hurlingham Club raised a staggering £243,000 for debbie fund. Read more
Debbie Fund's marathon runners have raised nearly £60,000!
Katy Phillips, Debbie's elder daughter, spoke after completing the London Marathon: "It took me a while to realise that no distance I ever run will make the pain of losing my mum any less, but with incredible support, I completed the marathon, raising over £12000, and taking Debbie Fund a little bit closer to preventing other families from going through this pain."Read more
Now three years after Debbie's death, Katy talks to The Daily Telegraph- "Surviving Oxford without mum was tough".
Debbie's 16 year old daughter, Sarah, summed up perfectly what Debbie Fund aims to achieve:
"I hope that one day a lady will come up to me and tell me that she had cervical cancer, but because of a drug that came out of our research, she survived.” Sarah Phillips (16)
Debbie was born on 22nd October 1961 and tragically died, aged 48, of cervical cancer on 11th February 2010. Wife of Mark, and mother of three wonderful children, she was loved by all who knew her. Read more...