Before visiting a tanning salon, it’s really worth considering the facts about how sunbeds can damage your appearance – and your health. Cancer Research UK's R UV UGLY? campaign is calling on young Britons to face the invisible damage being inflicted on their skin by sunbeds.Here, Binky Felstead of Made In Chelsea takes a R UV UGLY? skin scan to see the underlying damage caused to her skin through exposure to UV. Binky offers her tanning tips using her favourite self tan and campaign partner Vita Liberata.Cancer Research UK's new SunSmart campaign, R UV UGLY?, is offering free skin assessments at all UK sk:n clinics. To book call 0800 822 3037 quoting R UV UGLY? or text R UV UGLY? to 63757 (standard rates apply). http://mepls.com/9Q95K2 Cancer Research UK has teamed up with the UK’s No.1 skin clinic, sk:n, to offer two free UV skin scans to sunbed users. This allows young sunbed users and older ‘influencers’ of sunbed users to see the hidden damage lurking beneath the skin’s surface. The hi-tech scans give an uncompromising close-up of what skin really looks like, revealing wrinkles, areas of dehydration, sunspots and damage caused by over-exposure to UV rays from sunbeds and the sun.
Mr Alexander Mirnezami's crucial work investigating how bowel cancer spreads could lead to new ways to stop the disease in its tracks and save more lives. With 38,000 people in the UK diagnosed with bowel cancer every year, the impact of work like this could be enormous. To find out more, or to support this research, visit www.myprojects.cancerresearchuk.org/projects/bowel-cancer-research.
http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/podcast/podcastarchive/february-2012-podcast This month - dye spots early signs of oesophageal cancer, prostate cancer drug rejected by NICE, faulty gene linked to better ovarian cancer survival, new drug trial to treat childhood leukaemia, and finally, we speak to our chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar as Cancer Research UK celebrates its tenth birthday.
http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/podcast/podcastarchive/december-2011-podcast This month, our Stratified Medicine Programme starts recruiting patients and we launch nine high tech gene projects, while researchers in the US find a way to target a key protein involved in cancer. A study shows that increasing surgery rates for lung cancer could significantly improve survival, and the biggest report to date on lifestyle and cancer pins more than 100,000 cancers a year on preventable causes. And finally, we celebrate the bravery of our Little Stars - children all over the UK who have been diagnosed with cancer.
TV presenter Ben Shephard remembers his good friend Harry Moseley, who died of a brain tumour in October 2011. As part of the Help Harry Help Others campaign, which young Harry started, celebrities have joined together to encourage people to buy the iconic beaded bracelets that Harry Moseley handmade and sold to raise money for brain tumour research.For more information and to buy a bracelet, go to http://on.fb.me/Help_Harry or http://bit.ly/HarrysHelpingHarry
R UV UGLY? supporter and Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead visits her local beauty salon and gives her top tips on applying fake tan.To find out how you can get your own free skin scans and see the effect that using sunbeds has had on your skin, go to: http://mepls.com/XuqyjTFor more information about our R UV UGLY? campaign, go to: http://bit.ly/SunSmart_RUVUGLY
Help Harry Help Others caught up with some big names, including Matt Cardle and the guys from The Wanted, at last year's T4 Stars event. They all wore the iconic bracelets that have become a symbol of Help Harry Help Others, the campaign started by the inspirational Harry Moseley who died of a brain tumour in October 2011, aged just 11. For more information and to buy a bracelet, go to http://on.fb.me/Help_Harry or http://bit.ly/HarrysHelpingHarry
http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/podcast/podcastarchive/november-2011-podcast This month we bring you news from the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Liverpool - the UK's biggest cancer conference. Plus advice on diet and weight could help bowel cancer patients, research reveals that lifestyle affects the chances of suffering side effects from prostate cancer treatment, and we listen in on a discussion at the conference between two top cancer doctors, as they discuss cancer care on both sides of the Atlantic.
A team of 250 cyclists, led by Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff, hope to raise millions of pounds for charitable causes, including Cancer Research UK and the Dallaglio Foundation, by tackling a 2,817km route from Greece to London in April 2012. For more info and to support the team, click here: virginmoneygiving.com/DallaglioFlintoffCycleSlam