Unprecedented demand for cancer helpline as thousands of people turn to Macmillan over discrimination at work

The number of calls from people with cancer facing difficulties at work has shot up over two years — with some employers reported to be breaking the law — a leading cancer charity has revealed today. New figures, from Macmillan Cancer Support, show a 74% increase in calls to its support line on a range of work-related issues such as discrimination and even dismissal, as a result of a cancer diagnosis. A YouGov poll for the charity reveals that one in five (20%) employees who returned to work after cancer reported facing discriminatory treatment,…

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Challenges Holiday Shoppers to Save Kids with Cancer with Giving Tuesday Campaign

A child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes worldwide. That’s the same amount of time it will take consumers to purchase a Black Friday deal online. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to participate in Giving Tuesday taking place Nov. 27 and is encouraging shoppers nationwide to donate their Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings to help save kids with cancer. This year, St. Baldrick’s is partnering with Wireless Vision, T-Mobile’s largest retail partner, and Blackhawk Network, a global financial…

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Powerful Animated Film Kicks Off Rebranding Of Renowned Brazilian Cancer Treatment Center As “Hospital of Love”

The Hospital do Câncer de Barretos, a Brazilian treatment center for in children with cancer recognized internationally for excellence, has been renamed the “Hospital do Amor”, or “Hospital of Love”, to promote love as the most effective resource in fighting the illness. To publicize the rebranding, Brazilian advertising agency WMcCann created a 3:00 3D- animated film that showing the devastating challenges a child faces in receiving a cancer diagnosis and beginning the intrusive and treatment process, as well as the impact on her family, friends and on hospital professionals. Produced…

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Cancer Research UK Survey Shows Beliefs in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the European Journal of Cancer. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer…

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American Airlines, Stand Up To Cancer, & Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Join Together In The Battle Against Cancer To Unveil Custom-Wrapped Plane

American Airlines, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Marvel Studios unveiled the next element in their collaboration, yesterday—an aircraft wrapped with a special graphic featuring Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War heroes alongside the Stand Up To Cancer logo and images of SU2C researchers and American Airline team member cancer survivors. The custom-wrapped American Airlines A321T aircraft will be in service between Los Angeles and New York. The graphic, which is more than 50 feet long, features Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War heroes: Doctor Strange, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain…

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