Latest Media Coverage
Here are some of the recent published articles about BTRC and our supporters:
8th November, 2013
Brain cancer patients to benefit from new state-of-the-art scanner at Charing Cross Hospital
Posted by Soraya Madell, Communications Manager, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust press office
Next generation of SonoWand technology will improve survival rates, say surgeons
The first of two new high-tech ultrasound scanners which enable more accurate brain surgery has been installed at Charing Cross Hospital’s neurosurgery centre, marking a significant step forward for brain cancer treatment in London…
17th April, 2013
Dog show raises £7000 for Mayor’s brain tumour charity
Posted by Camilla Horrox on Apr 17, 13
The show was held to raise cash for the chosen charity of the mayor, Councillor Christopher Buckmaster, who is supporting the Brain Tumour Research Campaign. webdog2.jpg. His interest was raised when a close friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
See full article >> Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle
15th February, 2013
Easter Eggstravaganza to Help Cancer Charity
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea press release 15th February, 2013
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10th December, 2012
Carol Concert Raises £17,000 for Sonowand Appeal
The Mayor’s charitable appeal this year is for the ‘Magic Wand Appeal’
Featured in November issue of The Kensington Magazine W8: http://www.thekensingtonmagazine.com/
25th October, 2012
Mayor’s charitable appeal to raise £250,000 for Brain Tumour Campaign
The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea is aiming to raise £250,000 for a vital piece of surgical equipment which has already saved the life of a Chelsea woman.
Five years ago Alexandra Dixon, who was then 33, was told she had a brain tumour. She became …
Posted by Camilla Horrox in Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle 25/10/12
12th October 2012
Mayor Launches Magic Wand Appeal to help Brain Tumour Research
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea press release 12th October, 2012
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12th October, 2012 - Shown on BBC London
Widow’s campaign to cut brain cancer deaths in London
“A woman (our BTRC founder Wendy Fulcher) from west London whose husband died from a brain tumour is leading a campaign to bring cutting-edge technology to the capital.
The Sonowand ultrasound enables surgeons to work more accurately but there is only one in London and they cost £250,000.
Angela Walker’s report contains images of surgery.”
BTRC features again in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s newspaper Autumn 2012 regarding the mayoral choice of charity – and with further details of some of the forthcoming events:
For full details of events being held please visit our Charity of the Year page
BTRC is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s mayoral choice of charity – features in the Royal Borough newspaper Sunday, 24th June:
Women and Home magazine “When you need a little help”
“When you need a little help” - Woman and Home magazine asked four women to road test the rules offered by two new self-help books and two all time bestsellers. One of them is our own Wendy Fulcher, founder of BTRC.
“ I don’t think of myself as fearful – I’ve taken on a lot of major challenges since losing John. But while I can make big decisions – like launching a charity – I can agonise over small things like throwing a lunch party. I’d like the book to help me get my decisions in proportion and find the courage to relax about day-to-day choices … ” - read full article here:
HITC – London’s financial website featured “Here Is The City”
WHO IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) reports on mobile phone usage
New fear of cancer link to mobile phones
IARC classifies radiofrequency Electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans
On 31st May, 2011, the WHO IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) report on mobile phone usage was published (see report link above).
Wendy Fulcher, founder of charity the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, welcomed the report. “If you speak to any oncologists or neurosurgeons, they have wanted proper research into this for a long time,” she said. “One of the problems with brain tumours is that we just do not know what causes them.”
She added: “This seems just to be the first step, but there is still a long way to go.” Click here to read full article in The Scotsman published on 1st June, 2011 by Jane Bradley
Alex Drummond’s Story – The Independent
Every Cloud has a Silver Lining – Full House magazine
Every cloud has a silver lining! Full House magazine interviews Wendy Fulcher, Founder & Trustee of BTRC and tells the story of how BTRC came about.
“What it feels like… … to be awake during an operation” – Alexandra Drummond tells Victoria Lambert how surgery to save her life meant she had to chat through the six-hour procedure – featured in Style magazine.
On your bike! Trust patient organises bike ride to raise funds for brain tumour research. Epic trip aids brain tumour research.
NHS to get Specialist Cancer Unit – BBC
NHS to get specialist Cancer Unit, BBC 18 August, 2009. Campaigners are welcoming a new move to invest in specialist cancer care for brain and spinal cord tumours. Ministers in England have invited hospitals to bid to become the first national centre for proton therapy.
Brain Tumours ‘Forgotten Cancer’ – BBC News Channel
Brain tumours ‘forgotten cancer’, BBC News Channel, Thursday, 2 July 2009. More funding needs to be ploughed into research into the “forgotten cancer” of brain tumours, campaigners say…
Appeal for Funds to Fight Curse of Brain Tumours – The Independent
Appeal for funds to fight curse of brain tumours, Steve Connor, Science Editor, The Independent, 3 July 2009. Where is the money to help young cancer victims, campaigners ask.