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Southport Macmillan News

Defining cancers based on genetic ‘fingerprint’ could help personalise treatment

Doctors are closer to personalising treatment for some cancers as genetic analysis of tumours becomes more commonplace, according to research presented at the world’s largest cancer conference, ASCO


Number of cancer carers in the UK rises to almost 1.5 million

The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million, an increase of almost a third (31%) in the past five years, according to new research from Macmillan Cancer Support


Clatterbridge Cancer Centre immunotherapy trial underway

Clatterbridge is the national leader in a clinical trial of pioneering lung cancer treatment


Midsummer Jazz Evening in the Tithe Barn

Details of our Midsummer Jazz Evening featuring music by the Bourbon Street Roof-Raisers


Macmillan Cancer Support Line Dancing - Announcing the Dates

Details of Line Dancing events on 29th May and 28th August can be found within


Southport mum highlights the importance of a smear test

Sarah O’Callaghan shares story to warn other young girls too scared to have a smear test


Care for cancer patients still expensive almost a decade after treatment

Cancer survivors diagnosed almost a decade ago still cost the NHS in England five times more than someone without the disease, according to new research published this week in the British Journal of Cancer


Stunning new images of planned cancer hospital, as it moves a step closer

Plans to build an 11-floor regional centre of excellence for cancer treatment and research on West Derby Street in Liverpool have already received overwhelming support from clinicians, patient groups, commissioners and cancer experts across the region


Sefton Active Lifestyle Over 50’s 2016 Olympics

Two teams from the Southport Macmillan information centre took part in the Sefton Over 50's 2016 Olympics on Friday 22 April at Dunes Leisure Centre


Beating Bowel Cancer launches new campaign Hidden Heartache

Beating Bowel Cancer are launching our new campaign ‘Hidden Heartache’ as part of this year’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). It recently commissioned an in-depth piece of research engaging with bowel cancer patients, as well as their families and friends. Leaflet and details inside