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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

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.

Big C research case studies

Read our case studies for cancer fighting research funded by Big C. Big C can only continue to fund projects like this with help from our local donors. Can you help? Click here to find out how you can help projects like this happen.

View our research case studies below. Filter specific categories of case studies by clicking the case study category buttons.

Improved radiotherapy treatment shells

£23,485 (2012) and £45,484 (2013) to the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia. Patients undergoing radiotherapy for the brain, head or neck sometimes need to wear a mask to keep their head still.  This mask is moulded to the patient’s face, usually by taking a plaster cast or

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Powerful but tiny cancer fighters

£65,291 in spring 2011 for a local research project into tiny molecules known as microRNAs involved in breast cancer and angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels). Abnormal growth in angiogensis (either too much or too little) is seen as a ‘common denominator’ in many diseases including cancer. Discovered in

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Breast cancer enzyme investigation

£78,452 in spring 2011 for a 3 year PhD project into the causes of sporadic (non-genetically inherited) breast cancer. Research will delve into an enzyme called PLK, known to be overproduced in a large proportion of breast cancers. Knowing exactly how PLK works is key in the understanding and development

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Factors affecting colon cancer

Computer simulations for real world results £53,642 in spring 2010 for a UEA School of Biological Sciences research project into factors affecting colon cancer. Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) is a protein found in the body that regulates the growth of cells; mutation of APC is found in most colorectal cancers.

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Miniscule medical marvels

£53,621 in spring 2010 for a UEA School of Chemistry research project into the development of nanomedicines for a new breast cancer treatment.  This builds upon work previously funded by Big C. Nanomedicines measure in at around 1/30,000th the thickness of a human hair. Once accumulated at the cancer site,

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Research into the genetic causes of malignant melanoma

Signalling in malignant melanoma cells £61,237 in autumn 2009 for a 1 year research project into the genetic causes of malignant melanoma by the School of Biological Sciences at UEA. It’s well known that people with fair skin, freckles and red hair are more susceptible to skin cancer. Such people

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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.