Grant News – Speech & Language Therapy

Posted by Anne-Marie on March 6, 2017

In the first of a new series we bring you the story of how Grants we have award to the Speech & Language Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham are helping head and neck patients. Katrina, a Speech and Language Therapist working within the Head and Neck/Oncology team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham says: …Read more

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Update

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 8, 2016

  As many of you are aware Get A-Head have a dedicated fund for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research and many of our supporters have been fantastically busy raising funds for this research into this rare form of cancer.  It most often occurs in the areas of the head and neck, in particular the Salivary Glands but …Read more

Equipment Grant Awarded to The ICR

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 8, 2016

The Get A-Head Charitable Trust is generously supporting head and neck cancer research at The Institute of Cancer Research. In the laboratory of Professor Kevin Harrington, they are aiming to understand the underlying biology of these tumours, as well as to identify better, more personalised treatment options for head and neck cancer.  The Get A-Head …Read more

5 Minutes With…. Baksho Kaul, Get A-Head Research Technician

Posted by Anne-Marie on March 31, 2016

  Baksho Kaul, the Get A-Head Research Technician at The Accelerated Drug Programme, kindly joined us for five minutes…           What does your job involve? I am a Research Technician at the University of Birmingham, specialising in the cancers of the head and neck. I am part of a team researching …Read more

Drugs previously used to fight epilepsy could treat cancer

Posted by Anne-Marie on March 21, 2016

Get A-Head and QEHB Charity have launched a £1 million appeal, with the University of Birmingham, to fund a new programme giving cancer patients access to new drugs quicker than anywhere else in the country, through the reallocation of drugs originally created to treat other illnesses. Drug development through pharmaceutical companies using the conventional approaches …Read more

Get A-Head Help Spread Christmas Cheer

Posted by Anne-Marie on December 18, 2015

Get A-Head are really pleased to announce we are supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity Christmas Campaign this year and have provided a grant to allow the hospital to put up a giant Christmas Tree in The Cancer Centre and provide festive hampers for the staff and patients who are receiving treatment in the Cancer …Read more

How Do We Spend Your Money? Part 3

Posted by Anne-Marie on October 15, 2014

In the next of our series, we feature a few more of the recent projects we have helped fund.   Funding was provided to the Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist Team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to produce Oral Care packs for patients going through chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both, for treatment for Head and Neck Cancers.  …Read more

How Do We Spend Your Money? Part 2

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 30, 2014

In the latest of our series on projects we have funded, we feature some examples of the equipment we have been able to help purchase with the money you have kindly donated.  We provide funding to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to help them purchase a Surgical Navigation Unit, which is an advanced computer-assisted and image-guided navigational …Read more

How Do We Spend Your Money?

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 25, 2014

Have you ever wondered how we spend the money you raise for us?  In the first of a new series, we feature a few of the recent projects we have helped to fund with your generous donations and fundraising. Get A-Head continue to fund the Complementary Therapy Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.  The Service …Read more

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 2, 2014

As many of you are aware Get A-Head have a dedicated fund for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research and many of our supporters have been fantastically busy raising funds for this research into this rare form of cancer.  It most often occurs in the areas of the head and neck, in particular the Salivary Glands but has …Read more

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