Support

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

You may wish to fundraise yourself, with family and friends or within your local group. Whatever the idea, be it large or small, we know you will have a great time raising vital funds for Big C.

Did you know we have 12 charity shops across Norfolk including a dedicated Craft Supplies Shop, Furniture Emporium, Bridal and a high-end fashion Boutique? We are always looking for high quality donations.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers including in our Support Centres, shops and at our Fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to spend some free time, meet new people, and gain experience.

Help us build a new Cancer Support Centre in Norwich. Support our vision to bring greater cancer care nearer to home. Donate now.

Nanomedicine in breast cancer

Nanomedicine in breast cancer

Targeted therapy using nanomedicine

£47,595 in spring 2008 to the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of East Anglia for research into new types of cancer medicines.

Nanoparticles are tiny particles about 1/30,000th the thickness of a human hair.  These particles can be used to deliver medicines into the body.

This project aims to coat gold nanoparticles with two key components.  The first is an antibody (a biological molecule) which will target and bind to cancer cells.  The second component is a light-activated drug.  The combination of the antibody and drug on the gold nanoparticle will enable targeted therapy of cancer cells – leaving healthy cells unharmed.

The concept will be tested using breast cancer cells as well as blood vessel cells that are essential for the growth of solid tumours.  This represents a new collaboration bringing together the skills of a chemist and a cancer specialist at the University of East Anglia to develop this novel “nanomedicine” for cancer therapy.

Take me to a different section...

Find out how Big C can support you and your family if you’ve been affected by cancer.

We can help to improve your quality of life, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

Some people take to the skies, run, jump, walk, swim and cycle whilst others make tea, bake cakes or shave heads.

What will you do to make a difference?

Two men from Norfolk who found themselves with cancer and having to travel for treatment, vowed local people would have access to the best treatment and support … and in 1980 the Big C Appeal was formed.