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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.

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

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Anti-cancer properties of natural carbohydrates

£53,633 in spring 2009 to the Institute of Food Research for a project to study the anti-cancer properties of carbohydrates derived from fruit and vegetables. The surface of every cell contains complex branched carbohydrates.  These carbohydrates interact with receptor molecules to influence whether a cell divides, stays in one place or migrates

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Investigating a DNA mutation caused by UV radiation

DNA damage from UV radiation £50,161 in spring 2009 for a 1 year project at the School of Biological Sciences at UEA, investigating a DNA mutation caused by UV radiation. Malignant melanoma is a devastating form of skin cancer caused by uncontrolled growth of skin pigment cells known as melanocytes. 

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Colon cancer diagnosis

Centrosome organisation in colon cancer £73,653 in autumn 2008 to the School of Biological Sciences at the UEA for a 3 year project to study a possible marker for colon cancer diagnosis. Microtubules are rigid hollow rods that influence the shape and movement of cells, and are essential for many

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Protease function in breast cancer

£66,006 in autumn 2008 to the School of Biological Sciences at the UEA for a 3 year project to investigate the function of protease enzymes in breast cancer. Proteases are proteins whose job is to cut other proteins – essentially they act like molecular scissors.  It had been thought that

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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

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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.