Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 18 January 2018
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Rugby
Huge flood of tributes after Birmingham club DJ dies aged just 47 

16 Jan 18

DJ Sparks has left a huge void on the citys dancefloors after losing his battle with cancer…


Blog feature
Double Dog Down 

15 Jan 18

Strange events abounded this weekend as the neighbours beloved Alsatian snuffed it with cancer which was a shame as it really was pet rescue project that eventually ended up in tragedy.


News
New chemotherapy unit to open at Solihull Hospital 

15 Jan 18

CANCER patients are set to have treatments a little closer to home as plans for a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital have been announced.


News
New therapy room set to open at Solihull’s Breast Cancer Haven thanks to donations 

15 Jan 18

BREAST cancer patients in the borough are set to have a new therapy room thanks to a law firm.


News
Ann-Katrin Berger: Birmingham City Ladies keeper training after cancer operation 

12 Jan 18

Birmingham City Ladies goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger returns to training following an operation for thyroid cancer.


Saddlers
Help Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer UK and Get a Free Ticket to Walsall v MK Dons 

9 Jan 18

Walsall FC are looking for volunteers to collect donations for Prostate Cancer UK at the Saddlers’ League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons, which takes place at Banks’s Stadium on Saturday, 3rd February.


Blog feature
Cancer targeted with reusable ‘stinging nettle’ treatment 

9 Jan 18

Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants – thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.


News
Birmingham blood cancer centre opens after £3.4m revamp 

8 Jan 18

The centre will be a leader in clinical trials and in finding effective treatments against blood cancer…


Rugby
Aston Villa big read: Nicklas Helenius – a big reputation, cancer scares and an almighty fall 

5 Jan 18

After making his debut at Anfield against Liverpool – the 6ft 5ins striker struggled to make an impact and even thought he had cancer…


News
Cancer-battling Blaze fan ‘Coach Kev’ granted a lifetime wish 

4 Jan 18

A SPORTS fan living with terminal cancer has been granted a lifetime wish by his most cherished Coventry team.


News
This is how to preserve fertility in women undergoing medical treatment 

4 Jan 18

Many of the medicines used to treat diseases such as cancer can make patients infertile, including chemotherapy and radiation…


Blog feature
2017 – a bit of an improvement 

31 Dec 17

Compared with last year , 2017 was basically a repeat year but the family weren’t so bad to start of with, despite my Dad getting Bladder Cancer ruining things later.


Rugby
JLR dad in race against time to raise £1.6m for life-saving US cancer treatment 

30 Dec 17

Inderpal Singh, from Acocks Green, is urgently trying to raise cash for the special CAR T-cell treatment…


Local news
Eagle-eyed viewer ‘saved’ Piers Morgan’s life by spotting telltale potential cancer sign 

27 Dec 17

Piers, who presents Good Morning Britain, was contacted by skin cancer expert Gillian Nuttall…


Sport
Aston Villa feature: Nicklas Helenius – a big reputation, cancer scares and an almighty fall 

22 Dec 17

After making his debut at Anfield against Liverpool – the 6ft 5ins striker struggled to make an impact and even thought he had cancer…


Sport
Aston Villa feature: Nicklas Helenius – what happened next? 

21 Dec 17

After making his debut at Anfield against Liverpool – the 6ft 5ins striker struggled to make an impact and even thought he had cancer…


News
Childhood cancer survivors more likely to develop disease again 

18 Dec 17

Those who have suffered from cancer also naturally age faster than their peers…


News
Former police officer hopes to help save a child’s life this Christmas. 

18 Dec 17

A recently retired West Midlands Police officer is aiming to give the perfect present this Christmas by helping to save a child’s life.


News
“Milestone” pill that holds back ovarian cancer launched in UK 

18 Dec 17

Niraparib is a PARP inhibitor…


News
Tamworth Voices and Tamworth Wind Band brought Christmas cheer to Tamworth 

12 Dec 17

THE popular Christmas concert at St Editha’s Church was extra special this year as Tamworth Voices and Tamworth Wind Band performed for the first time at a festive Christmas performance, on Saturday, December 2.


Rugby
£500k payout to family of Birmingham doctor who died from cancer believed to be ’caused by asbestos’ 

12 Dec 17

Dr Ian Pardoe, a GP and acupuncture specialist, died of mesothelioma in February 2012, at the age of 51…


News
Warwickshire couple caught up in New York terror attack 

11 Dec 17

Were celebrating end of cancer treatment with a trip to America.


Local news
School recreates ‘fan-tache-stic’ photo for men’s health charity 

3 Dec 17

Members of staff at King Edward’s School in Edgbaston were inspired to recreate a photo of   their predecessors dating back to the early 1900s as part of their Movember awareness and fundraiser month.


Local news
HIV breakthrough as this drug could hold secret to CURING virus 

1 Dec 17

Doctors made the discovery while using the immunotherapy drug nivolumab to treat a lung cancer patient with the Aids virus…


News
Tamworth Voices and Tamworth Wind Band bringing Christmas cheer this Saturday 

1 Dec 17

THE popular Christmas concert at St Editha’s Church will be extra special this year as Tamworth Voices will be performing for the first time with Tamworth Wind Band in this festive Christmas performance, this Saturday, December 2.