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This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Funds a research programme into treatment and prevention of breast cancer, focusing particularly on metastases and survival after breast cancer. A team of researchers, funded by ABC, is based at University College Hospitals with ABC units around the UK. The ABC Research Team aims to find a vaccine against breast cancer, looking at how the cancer cell, patients' natural resistence, and their environment interact.


  • Leathem House
  • 13 Napier Court
  • Abingdon
  • OX14 3YT

Supports research and patient care to cancers affecting men particularly testicular and prostrate cancers.


  • 6 Old School House
  • The Lanterns
  • London
  • SW11 3AD

Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.


  • Clifton Centre
  • 110 Clifton Street
  • London
  • EC2A 4HT

Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. We produce a range of publications. Free factsheets and booklets can be downloaded from our comprehensive website in standard or large print versions. All our services are free.


  • 5-13 Great Suffolk Street
  • London
  • SE1 0NS

Aims to fight breast cancer through research and awareness and has established the UK's first dedicated breast cancer research centre, in partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research. To promote breast cancer education and awareness among the public, policy makers, health professionals and the media.


  • 5th Floor Ibex House
  • 42 - 47 Minories
  • London
  • EC3N 1DY

Helps young people under 21 years who have any form of cancer or leukaemia, and their families. Aims to improve treatment and clinical care, promote research and support children and their families by providing accommodation near to the hospital where the child is being treated. Provides care and counselling, short term holiday accommodation for crisis breaks, cash grants in cases of individual need and supports local nursing teams.


  • No. 1 Farriers Yard
  • Assembly London
  • Filton
  • W6 8JA

Aims to attack and defeat the disease of cancer in all its forms, and promote its cure by research into its causes, distribution, symptoms, pathology and treatment.


  • Cancer Research UK Angel Building
  • 407 St John Street
  • London
  • EC1V 4AD

Carries out research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.


  • Cancer Research Angel Building
  • 407 St John Street
  • London
  • EC1V 4AD

Provide immediate financial aid, support, counselling and holidays for people under 21 who have cancer. CLIC Sargent Social Workers are based at cancer treatment centres in the UK and help families from the day of diagnosis.


  • Horatio House
  • 77-85 Fulham Palace Road
  • London
  • W6 8JA

Aims to raise funds to advance treatment of Leukaemia and related blood cancers. Raising funds. Funds training and travel fellowships for people working in haematology. Currently funding six projects and Fellowship Scheme providing support to individuals.


  • Burnhill House
  • 50 Burnhill Road
  • Beckenham
  • BR3 3LA

Provide expert care and practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, including families, friends and carers. Raise funds for specialist Macmillan nurses and doctors, build vitally needed treatment centres, provide grants for patients with financial difficulties, offer training and resources to cancer self help and support groups and provide a range of information locally and nationally.


  • Anchor House
  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SW1 7UQ

Works with the NHS and others to provide expert nursing and medical care, also emotional and practical support from the point of diagnosis onwards, to people with cancer and their families.


  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2DP

  • Telephone: 0131 229 3276
  • Fax: 0131 228 6710

Hands-on nursing care is provided day and night by approximately 6,000 Marie Curie nurses in patients' homes through the Marie Carie Nursing Service. This service is available throughout the UK and accessed through the local district nursing service. There are 11 Marie Curie Centres (Hospices) and admission is via GP or consultant. Both the services are free of charge to cancer patients. Runs training courses on aspects of cancer for all health professionals working in the field.


  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SE1 7TP

Provide funds for research into methods of treatment for childhood cancer neuroblastoma with an eventual cure in mind.


  • 54 Forest Road
  • Richmond
  • London
  • TW9 3BZ

New Approaches to Cancer is the national registered charity which promotes the benefits of holistic and self-help methods of healing to cancer patients. Main office acts as the nerve centre of local self-help groups, holistic practitioners throughout the UK. Operate a referral system and information service, directing people with a cancer problem to their nearest sources of help. Have connections with other parts of the world, such as Europe, the United States of America, Mexico, Australia and so on.


  • PO Box 194
  • Chertsey
  • KT16 0WJ

Telephone advice and support given to patients with Oesophageal cancer and their families. Leaflets available.


  • 22 Vulcan House
  • Vulcan Road
  • Solihull
  • B91 3JY

Ovacome support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer. Aims to link people who have the condition, provide information on treatments, screening and research, and to raise awareness of the condition. The helpline is open Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm.


  • Suite B5
  • City Cloisters
  • London
  • EC1V 9FR

We are the leading UK charity specialising in complementary support for anyone affected by cancer, along with their partners, family members, carers, or other supporters. All our services are offered free of charge. Working alongside medical treatment, we aim to help people live as well as they can given the impact of their cancer diagnosis. Penny Brohn Cancer Care offers a unique combination of physical, emotional and spiritual support using complementary therapies, lifestyle information and self-help techniques for anyone affected by cancer at any stage of their illness.


  • Chapel Pill Lane
  • Pill
  • Bristol
  • BS20 0HH

Aims to improve the care of people whose lives are affected by prostate cancer. Offer a telephone helpline, UK support network and range of literature. Carries out research to improve diagnosis and treatment. Helpline open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.


  • 1st Floor Cambridge House
  • 100 Cambridge Grove
  • Hammersmith
  • W6 OLE

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