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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.

Research into the beginnings of bowel cancer

Research into the beginnings of bowel cancer

Studying the initiation of colon cancer

£63,944 in autumn 2009 for a 1 year project to study the beginnings of colon cancer in the School of Biological Sciences at UEA.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.1 It is treated by a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Cells respond to their environment and communicate with each other via a network of signalling pathways.  Recently there has been an explosion of information on the pathways that are altered to initiate colon cancers.  This project will study these and test the hypothesis that high levels of prostaglandin E2 (a molecule involved in inflammation) can combine with pathways already known to be involved in cancer to stimulate the growth of colon cancer cells.

This strategy will allow the identification of components that can be targeted in new strategies to prevent colon cancer initiation and progression.

1Office of National Statistics

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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.