News and events
For information about upcoming events to support UCARE please visit our fundraising and events calendar.
Download UCARE's newsletters which detail some of the highlights and achievements in recent months.
- UCARE News 9 - Summer 2012 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 8 - Spring 2012 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 7 - Summer 2011 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 6 - Spring 2011 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 5 - Winter 2010 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 4 - Spring 2010 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 3 - Summer 2009 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 2 - Winter 2009 (pdf file)
- UCARE News 1 - Summer 2008 (pdf file)
For more information about our past events see also our updates page.
HIFU in the news
A new High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) device was officially opened in the new Cancer Centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on Wednesday 9th November 2011 by officials from the HAIFU Technology Company in China, Dame Fiona Caldicott and Consultant Urological Surgeon, Mr David Cranston.
Supporting research using new technology, UCARE supported the HIFU team with grants in 2008 – 2011 for the development and use of HIFU as a treatment for kidney cancers and related conditions.
HIFU was also featured in a new flagship programme for BBC World news called The Health Show. Mr David Cranston and one of the inventors of HIFU in China and now based in Oxford, Professor Feng Wu talked about the benefits to patients of using HIFU compared to that of more invasive surgery.
The technique is being used at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on a clinical trials basis, but it is hoped that results from the trials will be positive and offer an alternative way of getting rid of cancerous tumours in the future.
We thank, Anthony, who had testicular cancer and is a Life Model and artist Francis O’Neill for letting us use this oil on canvas painting to raise awareness for testicular cancer.
If you would like a copy or copies of this poster (either A5 or A2) please contact us.
Our thanks to…
If you are parking in the Westgate car park in Oxford, you will see UCARE on the back of your ticket! Our grateful thanks to the Oxford City car parking team for donating the advertising space.