Why choose Get A-Head?
What we fund…
Over the last few years, Get A-Head has funded a range of projects and equipment that have made a real difference to those fighting head and neck disease, including:
- Research into Cancers of the Head and Neck including the genetics of 2 very rare forms of cancer – Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC).
Supporting an Accelerated Cancer Drug treatment programme for the next five years, the programme aims to speed up treatment by matching existing drugs, which have already been approved in other conditions like arthritis, to cancers where they have not been tried before.
- Help to purchase pioneering Equipment for use in operations that ensures the best possible outcomes for patients, such as Harmonic scalpels that reduce bleeding and scarring, and most recently the CyberKnife.
Purchasing life changing equipment for patients who have lost their voice through cancer, with things like Electro-larynx’s and iPads, to help them communicate with loved ones.
- Supporting health care professionals with further Education, we also support a complementary therapy team, who can offer patients alternative treatments that can help relieve some of the symptoms related to cancer treatments.
There are lots of other projects we are involved in and we receive many grant applications for equipment, help for nurses to attend courses and of course research projects. They are all considered by our board of trustees under the charities guidelines.