FUNDRAISING FOR A CURE
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PLANETS helps patients with pancreatic, liver, colorectal, abdominal and neuroendocrine cancer by funding patient support groups, innovative treatments and research. Since 2011 we have raised £1,800,000!
Our Key Achievements have been:
- Establishing a network of patient support groups across the Wessex region.
- Funding the introduction of intra operative radiotherapy (IORT) with the UK’s first mobile electron beam radiotherapy machine, able to deliver radiotherapy to advanced cancers during surgery.
- Funding a full-time pancreatic and neuroendocrine tumour researcher to work with the clinician scientists in Southampton’s world leading cancer immunology research department.
PLANETS Cancer Charity is dedicated to serving the needs of our regional population which extends from Lyme Regis to Bognor Regis and provides specialist cancer services to the 4 million people who live across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and West Sussex.
Taking Action to Save Lives
- PLANETS need to raise a total of another £100,000 over the next 12 months to fund IORT.
- In order to secure the future of this IORT machine through to the end of its working life (2030) we would need to raise an additional £500,000.
- Our ongoing commitment to patient support requires £50,000 over the next five years.
- In 2019 we funded the introduction of HIPEC which we will start to use as a treatment option for advanced cancers in 2020. Set up costs for this is £100,000.
- We aim to raise another £250,000 over the next five years towards research into the immunology and tumour micro environment of pancreatic and neuroendocrine cancers.
In total we need to raise another £1 million over the next five years to achieve these vital goals. In the current, cost cutting NHS environment, research and innovation are in danger of being sidelined. The PLANETS team aim to ensure that the patients in our region still have access to the best available care, judged by international standards. The cutting edge new treatments, such as IORT, that we are introducing will have many applications for other cancers; including breast, bowel, lung and gynaecological tumours. We are also now working with the clinicians from these specialties to help them realise the benefits of the “whole team” approach to cancer care.
Help us to raise money to make a difference!
There are many ways to get involved in fundraising for PLANETS either individually with friends or colleagues or as a larger group! We would love to hear from you!
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