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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.

The causes of pancreatic cancer

The causes of pancreatic cancer

Diet and physical activity in pancreatic cancer

£90,664 in spring 2008 to the School of Biological Sciences at UEA for a study into the causes of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is a rare and aggressive cancer. The causes are unknown, although certain foods may be important. Results from previous research, which compared diet between patients with pancreatic cancer and people without cancer, were inconsistent.  Also there is a small amount of evidence that increased physical activity may protect people from pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this research is to clarify the role of diet and exercise, including whether risk is increased by red meat, by fat intake and by sugar.

The research will be conducted in 25,000 healthy people in Norfolk who completed food diaries and questionnaires on exercise. These volunteers, participating in the EPIC Study (European Prospective Investigation into Diet and Cancer), were recruited in 1993 and are being followed up.  Diet and physical activity in patients who develop cancer and people who do not will be compared to look for differences. The investigation will help clarify the causes of cancer so that recommendations can be made to the population on how to prevent this highly fatal cancer.

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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.