Team completes challenge for charity

AN intrepid team from Banstead-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has completed a gruelling 24 Peaks Challenge for the second time, conquering 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise more than £4,000 for maritime charity Seafarers UK.
Staff members from the home in Surrey took up the challenge to raise money for Seafarers UK, with Deputy home manager Dorota Serafin, estates manager Richard Condie, carer Kim Tema, care assistant Cynthia Hugo and maintenance technician Nick Potroanchenu tackling the course.
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has so far raised more than £4,300 for Seafarers UK, with more donations coming in daily.

Source:Team completes challenge for charity

Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales

SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support.
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017.
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people.
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.

Source:Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales

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Source:Market leading pressure care technology

Why is pancreatic cancer so hard to treat? Stroma provides new clues

Why are pancreatic tumors so resistant to treatment? One reason is that the ‘wound’-like tissue that surrounds the tumors, called stroma, is so dense, likely preventing cancer-killing drugs from reaching the tumor. A team has now discovered heterogeneity in the fibroblast portion of the stroma, opening up the possibility of targeted treatment.

Source:Why is pancreatic cancer so hard to treat? Stroma provides new clues

Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review.

Source:Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

Radiation therapy continues to be gold standard for palliative care of painful bone metastases

An updated clinical guideline has been published that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases.

Source:Radiation therapy continues to be gold standard for palliative care of painful bone metastases

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