Salmonella, the common food poisoning bug, can help fight cancer, according to scientists.
The bacteria can infiltrate tumours and allow the body’s immune system to target cancer cells.
To read more about this fascinating research being conducted in South Korea, just click on the image shown on the left.
Closer to home, scientists at Swansea University School of Medicine have also reported successful treatment of tumours using a modified strain of Salmonella.
An indication of the merit of this work is that Cancer Research UK is helping support it with a grant of £200,000. Click on the image to the right to learn more.
There is more information out there concerning this developing line of research, for instance you could also follow this link from the United States. It would be wrong to suggest that a cancer panacea has been found or that chemotherapy will become obsolete in the near future; but it is good to know that there are so many research organisations are working along such similar lines.
… or What Relay For Life is about?
Relay For Life Eastbourne 2017 is hosting an event to celebrate the launch of their 2017 event.
In the first two years, Eastbourne Relay (Licensed by Cancer Research UK) has raised over £70,000 and is hoping to achieve £100,000 by the end of this year. There will be a chance for people to take a virtual tour of one of their science labs with an audio tutorial. You will need to book for the tour as numbers will be limited due to time constraints.
The event is to be held at the Saffrons Sports Club Compton Place Road
Eastbourne BN21 1EA at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 23 February 2017. There will also be a quiz (£4 suggested donation), to include a light supper, and an explanation of where the money is spent in Sussex.
Louise Wardle Local Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK, said “Relay For Life Eastbourne is calling on teams to register now and lead their teams to fundraising success. Entry this year is free, and it is a fantastic way to work together with friends, colleagues, or families to help stamp out this disease.
Cancer Research UK is reliant on the generosity of volunteers such as the Relay For Life Eastbourne Committee and its registered teams and sponsors to be able to fund our life-saving research into over 200 types of cancer, and I’d like to thank everyone involved for supporting this inspirational family event”.
Janet Geering the volunteer Event Chair said “we welcome our returning teams this year, and also hope that many more teams will enter”. Relay For Life is the largest fundraiser for cancer research in the world, and CRUK’s collaborative working with other countries brings us one step further in fighting this disease. There have been some encouraging break throughs in treatment. Eastbourne Relay is proud to play a part of this. If you have been effected by Cancer in anyway, and want to do something to create more survivors, please come along for a chat. Janet can be contacted on 07983 672332.
To find out more visit CRUK.ORG/RELAY or www.eastbournerelay.com.
During our forthcoming AGM on 31st January 2017 we will be asked to re-affirm our “Governing Documents”. There are two of them: our Constitution and our Aims & Ojectives. What they are about is self explanatory, but they are important; they govern how we are structured, what we want to achieve and how we should go about it. Please read them by clicking on the icon or the title along-side of it. If there are any changes you think are merited then please advise a committee member, or contact the site administrator via the Contact Us page of this website, in order that the proposal can be put on the agenda for discussion the meeting.
C-Side is not primarily a fund-raising charity, but we do need some cash to keep going and paying for those little things that make meetings more enjoyable and occassionally celebratory. To see how we’ve spent our money this past year then please look at a summary of our accounts.
Just click on a bauble!! Go back and have another go …
C-Side was delighted to be invited to attend the 28th November meeting of the Rotary Club of Seaford Martello. Ernie Milner & Denise Savage described the work we do, the way we do it and the results we hope to achieve. At the end of the discussion the club President Jackie Arkwell presented C-Side with a cheque for £150 for the purchase of design software to assist C-Side’s publicity and information programme. Denise & Ernie would like to thank Jackie, the Club secretary Dave Winsor and indeed all the members present for their warm welcome and kind attentiveness.
Shown above is the menu for our celebratory dinner on the 6th September. If you are a C-Side member you and your partner are warmly invited to come along to an exceptional evening of food, drink and conversation. If you have not already done so, please select from the Starters, Mains and Desserts lists and email C-Side showing, against your name(s), the three numbers of the items of your choice. Thanks to a grant from Macmillan and the generosity of a benefactor this is free to C-Side members and their partners, you are only required to pay for drinks.
The Waterfront Brasserie (otherwise, the Brasserie Fish & Grill) is located on the Boardwalk facing the marina. As an aid to navigation, the large picture below shows the entrance and the two pictures beneath shows the views on either side of it.
There is, I understand, free parking for 4 hours in the Marina’s multi-storey car-park. The Marina is quite well served with public transport, the No. 7 has a regular service, you could check for other buses and detailed time-tables by checking out to the Brighton Bus Company’s Journey Planner.
This the timetable for the first 2016 session:-
Building on the success of the Moving On Living Well event in July last year, plans are afoot to repeat the exercise. Remember that there are 300 new bowel & anal cancer patients who start their treatment each year, it’s important that all patients be able to benefit from what has proven to be a rich and varied source of information and advice. Feedback from last year’s attendees lead us to believe that for many the whole day event was a little on the long side and also that travel distance was, for some, an issue. So rather than have a single all-day event it has been decided to host shorter, more intimate events, repeated at the following three locations and times:-
a) 21st April at the Audrey Emerton Building, from 9.00 to 12.00
b) 10th May at the Euan Keat Education Centre, Princess Royal Hospital, from 9.00 to 12.30
c) 5th July at the new Macmillan Horizon Centre from 1.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon.
This will give delegates greater choices on location and the time of day they would like to attend. We shall be covering the same major topics as last year and are very fortunate that the same speakers, or their close colleagues, have agreed to present their subjects.
Another feature of last year’s event that met with widespread approval was the availability of C-Side patients and carers who provided the sort of help and advice that could only come from those who “have been there”. We are again calling for volunteers from C-Side to step forward to take on these vital ambassadorial roles. Since one of the venues will be the brand-new Macmillan Horizon Centre volunteers will need to be registered with them, we are currently looking at how this will be expedited.
So, please send an email if you would like to volunteer and help make Moving On Living Well – 2016 a great success.
p.s. For those who didn’t attend the event last year, there are some photos on our website; just click here