News 2006


Success rate sits well with award

- 06/12/2006
A local breast cancer patient is urging fellow sufferers to exercise. She spoke to Nick Mollet about how a combination of physical activity and positive thinking got her BREAST cancer research funded by Roger Allsopp’s Channel swim has yielded a 100% success rate. The 65-year-old, who has been crowned BBC South-West’s sports personality of the year, said he was thrilled that early results of tests carried out on a small sample were so positive Please click here for more information.

Annual MRI scans for at-risk women

- 06/11/2006
GUERNSEY’S breast unit has backed new guidelines that women aged between 20 and 49 with a family history of breast cancer should have MRI scans annually Please click here for more information.

Not too busy to think pink

- 27/10/2006
STATES members cast aside money worries yesterday and raised more than £200 for the Pink Ladies cancer charity. Please click here for more information.

Roger triples his Channel target

- 26/10/2006
ROGER Allsopp has raised three times as much money as he hoped for by swimming the English Channel. Mr Allsopp, chairman of Hope for Guernsey, had a target of £15,000 to fund research into detecting breast cancer at an early stage when he swam the 26 miles from England to France on 31 August. ‘In the event, the response has been overwhelming and the fund for this research has reached £43,000,’ said the retired Medical Specialist Group surgeon, 65 Please click here for more information.

Friday is the day to think pink

- 26/10/2006
AS A finale to cancer awareness month, islanders will be donning pink accessories and clothes for ‘Think Pink Day’ on Friday. Charities across the UK are encouraging businesses, schools and individuals to wear something pink to raise awareness of the condition. Please click here for more information.

Show your colours call

- 10/10/2006
All members attending tomorrow evening's Pink Ladies monthly support meeting are invited to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness month Please click here for more information.

Success for Roger

- 31/08/2006
ROGER ALLSOPP, above, has successfully swum the English Channel Please click here for more information.

Channel swim is under way

- 30/08/2006
Roger Allsopp this morning began his swim across the English Channel Please click here for more information.

BBC Radio Guernsey's MRI Scanner Appea

- 16/08/2006
The campaign hopes to raise funds to buy the Bailiwick's first MRI scanner for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Please click here for more information.

Channelling energies

- 16/08/2006
IT'S a little-known fact that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have swum the English Channel. But on 31 August, Roger Allsopp will attempt to go some way to redress the balance and he'll be swimming to raise money for ground-breaking cancer research. Please click here for more information.

Boost for Channel bid

- 16/08/2006
RETIRED surgeon Roger Allsopp¹s bid to swim the English Channel in aid of cancer research has been given a boost by the Pink Ladies Please click here for more information.

Breakthrough in Preventing Breast Cancer

- 25/04/2006
Today, CBS' Dr. Sean Kenniff Has More About New Research, On An Old Drug Please click here for more information.

In the pink for charity fund-raiser

- 07/02/2006
FOLLOWING the success of last year's event, the Pink Ladies are once again fielding a team for this year's Race for Life Please click here for more information.

Kylie Minogue given cancer all-clear

- 16/01/2006
Kylie Minogue has been given the all-clear from breast cancer. The sexy singer was said to be "utterly, unbelievably overjoyed" to have won her battle with the disease, which she was diagnosed with last May. Please click here for more information.

Fatigue may persist after breast cancer treatment

- 16/01/2006
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Approximately one third of women treated for breast cancer experience fatigue for the first five years after treatment, and for about two thirds of those, the fatigue will persist, the results of a long-term study indicate. Please click here for more information.

Genes affect benefits of breast cancer drug

- 16/01/2006
The gene for an enzyme called cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) influences how well the breast cancer drug tamoxifen works and whether hot flashes are likely to occur, according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Please click here for more information.