TCF News

Megan attempts her first ever marathon (Week 1)

Hi, I’m Megan and I’ll be running the London Marathon this year for the Throat Cancer Foundation. I thought today would be a good day to start my blog as I’ve just finished my furthest run – 3.4 miles! For a lot of people this isn’t a huge distance, but for me this is an achievement.

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The Throat Cancer Foundation And How It Changed A Government’s Mind

The Throat Cancer Foundation (TCF) was founded by oropharyngeal cancer survivor Jamie Rae.  Jamie, a successful businessman was diagnosed in 2010 with the disease, which in his case was caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  It was during his treatment that he became alarmed and concerned about the lack of resources and support available to those

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We Did It! Boys Will Be Offered Hpv Vaccination!

Absolutely fantastic news – the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have today recommended extending HPV vaccination to boys as well as girls. We’re absolutely delighted and thank everyone who has helped us in our campaign for this over the last six years. We will no longer need to launch a judicial review and

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Throat Cancer Foundation Chief Welcomes Jcvi Decision

The founder of the Throat Cancer Foundation has broadly welcomed a decision made by the UK Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that a universal vaccination programme protecting boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) is cost effective. This decision paves the way for the Government, through Public Health England, to extend NHS funding which

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Continuing Our Campaign For Universal HPV Vaccination

In the latest stage of our campaign for universal HPV vaccination we have advised the NHS Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that we will consider legal action if they do not change their policy and offer vaccination to boys as well as girls. We believe their current policy is discriminatory. Our boys deserve better

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Our Boys Deserve Better!

The Mail on Sunday today (28/01/18) published an article in reference to the fact that only girls are vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is wreaking havoc. Read the article here (opens in new window). New cases of Throat Cancer continue to grow year on year, striking mainly men in the prime of their life.

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Can You Help? The Impact Of A Diagnosis Of Head And Neck Cancer

Our colleagues at the University College London are currently recruiting members for a Participatory Advisory Group (PAG) exploring experiences of being diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Please see the attached document for more information on how you can become a member and share your experiences with the PAG. Advert Advisory Group

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Help Us Create Guides For HPV & Throat Cancer

We’re preparing two guides on HPV and throat cancer. One will be for doctors and other health staff and one will be for patients. If you’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer you can really help us out by taking our short survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ TCFsurvey-patients The aim of the survey is to make sure that the guide

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Merry Christmas To All Our Supporters

HERE IS TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE MADE THIS A GREAT YEAR FOR TCF. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.   WHAT HAVE WE DONE THIS YEAR? We have been campaigning in the UK for better treatment and HPV vaccination to be universal. TCF were one of the founding members of

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