Get A-Head Funds Clinical Doctorate for Speech & Language Therapist

Posted by Anne-Marie on October 15, 2018

  In 2012 Get A-Head provided a grant to Camilla Dawson to fund her tuition fees for a Clinical Doctorate at the University of Southampton, which Camilla completed whilst working as Clinical Lead for Speech and Language Therapy at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, entitled “Intensive versus non-intensive speech and language therapy for dysphagia rehabilitation post surgical reconstruction …Read more

Get A-Head Supports New Cancer Unit at Solihull Hospital

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 27, 2018

  At a recent Trustees meeting the team were pleased to approve a grant of £20,000 to fund 4 chemotherapy chair spaces at the new Haematology and Oncology Day Unit at Solihull Hospital. Solihull Hospital Charity raised £150,000 towards the unit, helping individuals that are currently receiving cancer treatments. The new facility provides more peace and comfort …Read more

Extracellular vesicles: small messengers with a big message

Posted by Anne-Marie on November 10, 2017

Our Trustees have recently approved a Grant of £18,700 for Dr Stuart Hunt and his research team at Sheffield University, School of Dentistry to support the cost of consumables for a PhD Research Project. Dr Hunt explains the project: ” Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are tiny bubble-like structures released by cancer cells that are taken up by normal cells that surround …Read more

InHANSE’s Cancer Drug Accelerated Program Reaches Exciting Landmark Stage

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 18, 2017

In the next in our series on previous Grant Recipients, we talk to Prof Hisham Mehanna of University of Birmingham’s Institute of Head & Neck Studies (InHANSE), to discuss the biggest ever grant Get A-Head has been able to award, worth £250k, to fund cutting edge research to see if existing drugs, already sold in normal pharmacies, …Read more

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

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