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A preview of the beautiful new Debbie Phillips rose which will be available from Harkness Roses next year.
Congratulations and thanks to our 2014 Marathon runners: Annie Coulson, Luke Trickett, David Kerrigan and Danny Hornsby.
San Diego April 2014- Debbie Fund discovery presented at the AACR annual meeting! Read more
Strictly Dancing raises £17,000 for Debbie Fund!
Read more about Debbie Fund and Cancer 52
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." Read more..
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 gene 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.
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.
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The Debbie Fund Ball 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 Fund is set up in memory of Debbie Phillips, who died of Cervical Cancer aged 48 on 11th February 2010. During the progression of Debbie’s disease, her family and friends discovered that worldwide there was no dedicated research into a drug treatment specifically for Cervical Cancer. Debbie Fund was set up to raise sufficient funds to carry out this essential research and, due to the amazing efforts of Debbie Fund's supporters, a dedicated research programme is already under way at University College London. Please, follow the Links and find out more about Debbie Fund.Become a supporter and help fund our research. Help prevent other women, wives and mothers, like Debbie, and their families from falling victim to Cervical Cancer.